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Hello. I recently moved to the Philippines and am currently in the process of buying land. The plan is to build a small guesthouse. 

I was wondering what should I do about the water treatment plan. I know is normal practice for Filipinos to have a septic tank and for the wastewaters to just flow down to the neighbours or to some other land....basically into nature.

I really want to have this regulated as I would not feel good to know the chemicals from the shower, dishes and laundry are leaking into the forest. Also, the environmental regulations are getting strict and I don't want to demolish the building one day just to be able to change the water tubes.

Does anyone have some tips or solutions to this problem. Is there like a small cleaning device available for a relatively low price?

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48 minutes ago, Andreja said:

I know is normal practice for Filipinos to have a septic tank and for the wastewaters to just flow down to the neighbours or to some other land....basically into nature.

 Not really My Friend, the correct way is to have a sealed Septic tank to take the wc water, built properly it is a  eat your own S....t unit, which can be emptied as and when by a Contractor or the Water district ( Mine is now 6+ years old and still at very Low level when Dipped) the Grey water ( from the other areas kitchen etc needs to go into another Tank that has Coarse then fine gravel to sort the bits out but is not sealed so the Water not the bits go back to the water Table. There are many Topics on this, just scour the Forum and use the Search area to find them.

 Best of Luck & 

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Our vegetables seem to thrive in the 'Joy' washing up liquid and ;Head and Shoulders' outfall.  :smile:

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3 hours ago, graham59 said:

Our vegetables seem to thrive in the 'Joy' washing up liquid and ;Head and Shoulders' outfall.  :smile:

We know a family in La Jolla who renovated their home during the water crisis in California.  A contractor buried a holding tank in their backyard that is fed by their grey water (showers and sinks).  They use a special biodegradable soap/shampoo ordered online.  Enough grey water is produced for all their gardening needs.  This was important during the water crisis because California passed laws forbidding homeowners to water their yards or wash their cars. 

 

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When we renovate later this year we will put in a sealed septic tank for the wc which will be sipped, yes just love that word, occassionally then dumped in the local river by the contractor. The grey water will go to ditch as it always has. We will have to fill the hole in the ground at the back of the house that we have been using for the wc outlet for the past 18 years. Never filled up yet :huh:

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13 hours ago, Andreja said:

 I know is normal practice for Filipinos to have a septic tank and for the wastewaters to just flow down to the neighbours or to some other land....basically into nature.

 

13 hours ago, Jack Peterson said:

 Not really My Friend, the correct way is to have a sealed Septic tank to take the wc water, built properly it is a  eat your own S....t unit, which can be emptied as and when by a Contractor or the Water district ( Mine is now 6+ years old and still at very Low level when Dipped) the Grey water ( from the other areas kitchen etc needs to go into another Tank that has Coarse then fine gravel to sort the bits out but is not sealed so the Water not the bits go back to the water Table. There are many Topics on this, just scour the Forum and use the Search area to find them.

 Best of Luck & 

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She said its normal pratice for Filippinos, but she never said it was the correct way :tongue:

I think she is right and so are you sir :biggrin:

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19 hours ago, Andreja said:

Hello. I recently moved to the Philippines and am currently in the process of buying land. The plan is to build a small guesthouse. 

I was wondering what should I do about the water treatment plan. I know is normal practice for Filipinos to have a septic tank and for the wastewaters to just flow down to the neighbours or to some other land....basically into nature.

I really want to have this regulated as I would not feel good to know the chemicals from the shower, dishes and laundry are leaking into the forest. Also, the environmental regulations are getting strict and I don't want to demolish the building one day just to be able to change the water tubes.

Does anyone have some tips or solutions to this problem. Is there like a small cleaning device available for a relatively low price?

Welcome to the forum Andreja. I admire your wanting to do the right thing with water treatment. 

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Hi Andreja,

I knew a company here in Cebu that do a water treatment plant. They are also catering services outside Cebu like Mindanao. Maybe they could help you with this. Please contact AJAT Philippines, Inc.

Hope this will help.

Thanks

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I know of a good one for septic tanks and swimming pools....  :thumbsup:

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Out here, in the boonies, the gray water goes out to the yard - the ducks and chickens love it, so do the plants.  When we lived in the city, all the gray water went out to  the street to a storm drain.  Not saying it is right... just how it is done.   :tiphat: 

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