Why am I writing about how a septic tank works? Well we found out this week that we need to replace ours. If I am going to eat beans and rice for the next 7 months and tear up my back yard...by golly we are going to learn how a septic tank works.
When you flush the toilet where does the waste go? This is a great lead into our unit study on septic tanks. I did toy with the idea of starting this unit with the book Where’s the Poop?
How a Septic Tank Works:
- Basic video on how a septic tank works.
- Dirty Jobs has a great 3-minute video on having a septic tank pumped.
- Listing Guide Questions for Dirty Jobs video:
- How big is the average tank?
- How often do you get the tank pumped?
- Why do they agitate the tank?
- What do they do after the tank is pumped?