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Old 16-04-2003, 03:09 PM
Peter Hughes
 
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Is there any way of testing for pollution levels in the region of a
septic tank soak-away? I'm not exactly sure where the land drains go
and I'd like to plant some veg. It's on clay soil if that's any help.

Thanks,
Peter.


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Old 16-04-2003, 03:21 PM
Nick Maclaren
 
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Peter Hughes writes:
| Is there any way of testing for pollution levels in the region of a
| septic tank soak-away? I'm not exactly sure where the land drains go
| and I'd like to plant some veg. It's on clay soil if that's any help.

Why worry? If it is your own domestic tank, and you aren't putting
anything horrible down the drains, you won't expose yourself to
any nasties that you won't be exposed to anyway. You could be
cautious and plant only vegetables that are cooked before being
eaten, but even that is somewhat OTT.


Regards,
Nick Maclaren.
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Old 16-04-2003, 08:08 PM
Jill Bell
 
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In message , Peter Hughes
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Is there any way of testing for pollution levels in the region of a
septic tank soak-away? I'm not exactly sure where the land drains go
and I'd like to plant some veg. It's on clay soil if that's any help.

A sense of smell was always a good indicator when our septic tank
soakaway was not working properly........... pooooooh! The raspberries
round there always used to flourish and crop well:-)

Jill
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