If your property uses a septic system, chances are you already know the do’s and don’ts to keep it in optimal working
condition. But have you ever considered if the toilet you’re using is septic safe?
Today’s low-flow technology offers tankless toilets which can conserve water and put less stress on your septic system.
Heavy water usage takes its toll on your septic system.
However, most property owners fail to realize how water consumption affects the septic system.
It is worth noting that your septic tank has a finite capacity, so it can only hold as much. Moreover, flooding the septic tank with too much water can disrupt its biological operations, i.e., anaerobic digestion of waste sludge.
Compared to the traditional toilets, tankless toilets don’t have to store water in a tank and use gravity to power the flush.
These toilets are attached directly to your piping system and use electrical pump to power the flush. There is a valve which is set to only allow a certain amount of water into the bowl when you flush to avoid water from overflowing.
Older toilets use around 4 to 7 gallons of water every time you flush. At that rate, can you imagine how much water is consumed in flushing down wastes in a day?
Typically, low-flow toilets only use 1.6 gallons per flush. Some more modern models are made even more efficient by using 1.2 gallons per flush. With a tankless toilet, you are lowering you water consumption by almost 60 percent!
To maintain a fully functional septic system, you will be needing to watch your water consumption closely. Less water is better.
Excessive wastewater is one of the main roots of septic system failure. Switching to a more efficient toilet is one good way to avoid it.