The answer: some might.
Your septic system and any waste water treatment relies on some very helpful bacteria to break down some of the stuff entering your system. Just like any living thing, these bacteria are sensitive creatures. Anti-biotics are just that, a killer of bacteria. If a person is on a chemotherapy regiment, that will also kill the good bacteria in a system.
What does this mean for my septic system? If the bacteria are unable to break down some of the solids, there will be a greater build up of solids in your tank. Which can end up costing you money because of more frequent septic pumping. Being proactive about the things you flush down your toilet can save you extra expenses. Here a few suggestions:
1. Do not flush unwanted medications down the toilet
– A pharmacist can safely dispose of unused medications
2. Reduce or cut out antibacterial soaps, cleaners and bleach
– Most cleaning duties can be achieved with lemons, vinegar and baking soda. It can also be very cost effective.
3. Increased maintenance might be necessary
– If someone in your home is undergoing chemotherapy, it will be hard to avoid killing the bacteria. Just knowing that this will happen and have a professional monitoring your system will benefit you in the long run.
4. Dilute any medications by running clean water.
Be proactive, be informed and save yourself unnecessary expenses.
Definition For The Week: Irrevocability
There is a section of the Agreement of Purchase of Sale (Offer) that states a deadline that a person making an Offer gives the other party to accept their Offer. If the Offer is not accepted by the stated time, then the Offer is over and no longer binding on any of the parties in the transaction.
This Offer shall be irrevocable by ________(Seller/Buyer) until _________ a.m./p.m. on the____ day of ________ 20__, after which time, if not accepted this Offer shall be null and void and the deposit shall be returned to the Buyer in full without interest.