Black Tank Treatment Statement from Central Texas's LCRA
Sheri and I are working hard on some raw land near Austin Texas. We're making this into our home base. Because we own an RV, we're able to live in the RV and work on the land at the same time – reducing costs and helping us work more on the land.
Part of making the raw land a real home base is installing water, sewer ( in our case, septic ), and electric so that we can live with most modern conveniences. Plus you really can't live without some way to manage your black tank waste water.
On our land, we have installed a large septic system. Our goal is to build a nice house on the property – but we are not working on that yet.
We received our valid septic license in the mail and booklet on the care and feeding of your septic system that is printed by the Lower Colorado River Authority ( LCRA ), who regulates Austin area water and waste water usage.
As an RVer, I couldn't help but be drawn to the following statement in the booklet which I do repeat here verbatim :
Some 1200 products, many containing enzymes, can be purchased for use in septic tanks. In controlled tests, none have been proven beneficial.
Since RVers are always discussing their black tank methods – even arguing about them, I thought this was an interesting statement that might make you think!