The Septic System Owner’s Manual

The Septic System Owner’s Manual


This is a revised edition of our handbook and guide to the basics of septic systems. The book covers, in addition to septic tanks and drainfields, septic system main­tenance, what to do if things go wrong, and advanced systems such as shallow drain­fields, effluent filters, and trickling ­bio‑filters — includes chapters on gray­water systems, composting toilets, and a unique history of water-borne waste disposal.

This is the only com­pre­hensive, non-­technical book on septic systems ­available for home­owners.

Peter Aschwanden, ­illustrator of the classic How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive, did the informative and witty drawings in The Septic System Owner’s Manual.

Additional information

Dimensions 7.96 × 9.94 in

Lloyd Kahn


Blair Allen, Julie Jones



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Publication Date

February 1, 2007


Shelter Publications


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