“I'd rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.”
― Lucille Ball

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Septic vault

Digging the hole ...
In rural areas in the Philippines, as in most countries, there is no draining system for sewage or draining water. So we need a septic vault (sometimes called tank) for sewage water. Draining water will be discharged directly to the road shoulder.

Last week we started with two septic vaults. A large vault for the house of 3 x 2 meters and 2 meters deep, so 12 qm, was made last week. It is divided into two chambers, one for digesting the sewage water by bacteria and via an overflow the water comes into the sink chamber with outlets into the garden, feeding and watering the greenery.

... and digging

Putting the hollow blocks

Regularly we have to pump out the ground water

The vault is located near to the dirty kitchen

Another septic vault is made next to the outbuilding, where we will have a toilet/shower for swimming pool and/or bahay kubo guests.

This septic vault has one chamber only, as ...

... it will not be used frequently

We have to connect the pipes and make the cover with manholes in it. This will be done next week.


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