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    Posted: August 29 2020 at 11:06pm

Originally posted by Technophobe Technophobe wrote:

Private sewer, private well,

We had both and I was very pleased, until I discovered neither were adequate.

We used water sparingly so when guests came the sewer would tend to overflow, even the farmer who emptied it encouraged us to hook up to the town system.   We hooked up to the town system when we were required to put in a better system and there was not enough land between out house and the road for this.

As for water, the original well was OK but before we came the moving of the road layout took out some of the front of the property and the new well (higher up the slope the house is built on) was never adequate so the previous owner joined the village supply.  But at least we have a little water for short emergencies.

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Oh Crap.......


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Private sewer, private well,  they were on the checklist when we bought this place.  REALLY glad now!

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This is news from University of Arizona in the USA:

I find this fascinating, as during the original SARS outbreak of 2003, it was determined that the outbreak was fomented by a malfunctioning toilet system in an apartment building in Hong Kong!

"According to WHO, ineffective U-trap seals in the drainpipes of Amoy Garden apartments triggered the SARS outbreak. These traps, often called P-traps in the U.S., are designed to
hold water at all times. The water acts as a barrier and prevents insects, foul smells and, in this case, viruses and bacteria from backing up through the drains.

 "Every U.S. plumbing fixture -- a toilet, sink, bathtub or floor drain -- uses a P-trap in its drainpipe. When the P-trap failed in the Amoy Garden apartment complex in Hong Kong, the plumbing system, in effect, acted as a transportation system for the virus to spread quickly through the building," said Larry Rothman, master plumber with Roto-Rooter Services Company.”
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