Lakeside Cottage choices?

Septic systems, composting toilets, and of course ‘Ye olde Outhouse? rangersone (640x480)

There are several options available, for todays’ conscientious cottager! So what’s the Scoop, on Poop?

There are benefits to all of the above; environmentally, economically, and depending on your situation, accessibility or location.

Septic tanks & waste systems, have improved greatly over the the past couple years, and the filter bed designs, too! Yet, the ‘Composting toilet industry’ has also made significant improvements in both design, and capabilities.ecotoilet1

Your location, is probably the most significant factor, in your choice. As with lake access cottages, where a new system is installed. Then, as suggested by the installer, that the tank be pumped out, every three, five, or seven years.(pending usage)

How do you get the tank pumped out?sepsuctrlr Due to environmental risk, there are few if ‘Any’?, that would barge a ‘Septic Pumper’ across the water. This, maybe makes the composting models a more viable option! Or, composttoilet1If you prefer the Ole’ back country methods.. perhaps, creating an Eco-friendlier outhouse would be your style! A ‘tried and true design’, since Roman times!, with very little environmental effects. Other than being downwind from one, on a ‘stinking hot day!’

The cleaners, abrasives, and caustic materials we send into our systems, can also greatly affect their efficiency. They also contribute the worst environmentally. Green Eco-friendly, cleaning products should be used whenever possible, and a reduction in the use of bleaches, and harsh chemicals can help, to prolong the life of the system.septiccrosssect

Please, check with the local township office, as permits are mandatory for any septic/waste projects & work.

Thank you for your reading interest.


Please Note: All postings here, are created … out of interest, or concern for the area of Aylen lake, Ontario., and the surrounding community . I take pride in advocating for issues of importance regarding  ‘The Lake’ and the community. I hope to entertain, inform, and maybe start some discussions & dock talk!.

Welcome to ‘My world!’, a Love for ‘The Lake!’

Aylen lake, Ontario.

Please, try our poll, before you go…

What is your favorite Cottage beverage?

Ice cold Beer

Morning Coffee on the Dock

Glass of Wine & a Muskoka Chair

A Lakeside Lemonade

Lake Area Spring Water

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