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Maggie Sullivan
53:08
Feel free to type any questions in the chat box!
mgokey@iu.edu
54:07
How much is too much cleaning products so as not to kill the good bacteria in your tank?
Eric Nichols
54:28
Can you recommend products to use to clean toilets when we want to avoid anti-bacterials?
Kate Ellis
54:51
How can I find find my septic field? My house was built in 1970, but the county doesn’t have a record of where it is?
Melinda Swenson she/her
55:00
Can you run the sprinkler on the septic field during dry periods?
David Bish
55:00
Re septic tank pumping, several companies who have pumped ours in the past have told me that a properly operating tank should not need to be pumped. We just had it pumped after about 5-7 years, and we were told that it looked good.
Liz
55:25
Vegetable gardening - why not over the tank if tank feeds into a field away from garden?
Roger
55:45
Should we add commercial bacteria each year, e. g. Robeic?
Eric Nichols
55:47
We’ve heard that there are tablets to flush down a toilet to reintroduce bacteria to septic tanks. Do you recommend doing this?
Linda Anderson Watkins
56:22
are there products to add to help good bacteria
Keith Bobay
56:59
Does the 3-5 yr pumping schedule apply to a household with 3 bedrooms, but only a senior couple living there?
Greg Demas
57:16
I recently had my tanks pumped and had to replace a lift pump, by two separate companies, but neither handles anything downstream of the tanks (i.e., the septic field). I'd really like to have the field checked out but it's been frustratingly difficult to find out who to contact. Help!
Kate Ellis
57:47
OK, thanks.
Melinda Swenson she/her
01:01:28
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Kate Ellis
01:03:40
How important is the pH of the waste water? I sometime use acid dyes - do I need to neutralize the dye bath water before I pour it down the drain?
Roger
01:06:44
Do you have a list of companies that install risers?
Kate Ellis
01:06:55
Thanks.
sam kazdan
01:07:02
We have lived in our country home for 27 years and it has a septic tank system was originally built in the mid-1970's. When we bought the house, the previous owner could not pinpoint where to access the tank. We have had people out to help us locate the access, but we never have found it. This is household of 2-3 people but we have never had the system pumped. Any suggestions?
David Bish
01:07:14
I have had the same question about acids. Do you know the pH of a typical septic liquid?
Liz
01:07:58
Can you explain risers?
Matt Fisher
01:07:58
Medley Septic did our riser and pumping. They were great to work with and are familiar with this program.
Maggie Sullivan
01:08:16
A & A Quick Pump812-279-1735Pumping, Digging, Riser InstallationAffordable Septic812-332-4777Pumping, Digging, Locating, Riser Installation, Opening Plugged LinesMedley Septic Service812-876-7666Pumping, Digging, Locating, Riser Installation
David Bish
01:09:30
That would be great, I'd love to know the typical pH. Thanks.
Joni carter
01:12:48
how many gallons does a typical septic tank hold
Joni carter
01:17:31
what is the average cost to have a 1000 gal tank pumped?
Maggie Sullivan
01:17:45
$150-$200 for pumping
Maggie Sullivan
01:18:16
Sometimes more if it is hard to access or in poor shape (lots of sludge).
Roger
01:19:52
Can an individual do the liquid tracing dye test to just check on things?
Maggie Sullivan
01:25:18
If you are interested in the Friends of Lake Monroe cost-share program for septic system maintenance, please apply online here: https://friendsoflakemonroe.org/septic/ or you can call me (Maggie Sullivan) at (812) 558-0217‬ to apply over the phone.
David Bish
01:25:21
Not a question, just a clarification. I am interested in the pH of septic fluids to understand the potential impact of adding small amounts of, for example, ammonia (high pH), Tilex, or Lime-Away (low pH).
David Bish
01:25:35
Thank you both, this has been very interesting. Good job!
Roger
01:26:08
Thanks!!!
18122
01:27:05
Thanks for all the information!
R
01:27:18
Thank you.
Matt Fisher
01:27:20
thanks!
Keith Bobay
01:27:24
Great job. Very Helpful!
mgokey@iu.edu
01:27:29
Thank you!!