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Composting Toilet

Discussion in 'Sewage' started by Flexo, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Flexo

    Flexo Registered User

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    Our town does not issue it's own septic permits. We have a municipal wastewater system
    that does not service all areas of the town. Our County issues all of our septic permits by
    means of an inter-governmental agreement. We currently use the 2012 series of International
    Codes.

    There is an existing home in a subdivision that has two unusable septic systems. The owner
    is seeking to install a composting toilet, since it would be substantially cheaper than a new
    septic system. I do understand that the waste water from this home still needs treatment,
    especially the sink water. I have read the old threads here regarding composting toilets.
    Our County septic people are willing to issue a permit for a composting toilet. I disagree
    with allowing them on a site that capable of having a septic system. Most modern people
    are not used to the intimacy with human waste that results from composting toilets. The IRC
    and IPC have no reference to composting toilets. From a Building Code perspective, how
    would you handle this issue or how does your City. Every few months I have somebody
    asking about the using composting toilets. Thanks!
     
  2. cda

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    Welcome


    Not into outhouses,

    Any ordinances requirng a septic system or tie into the city system ??

    What are they going to do with the waste water ??

    Plus, when a house goes for sale??? I know that is kind of not your problem.
     
  3. Ty J.

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    Check with the local Health Department
     
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    P2602.1 General.
    The water-distribution and drainage system of any building or premises where plumbing fixtures are installed shall be connected to a public water supply or sewer system, respectively, if available. When either a public water-supply or sewer system, or both, are not available, or connection to them is not feasible, an individual water supply or individual (private) sewage-disposal system, or both, shall be provided.

    INDIVIDUAL SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM. A system for disposal of sewage by means of a septic tank or mechanical treatment, designed for use apart from a public sewer to serve a single establishment or building.
     
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  5. JCraver

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    This should be covered under your City/Town/Village code of ordinances, and you should be able to solve it without even opening an ICC book. Ours says something like "must be connected to a public sewer system or an approved private septic system". Approved is the key word there.
     
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  6. Flexo

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    Thanks all of you. I appreciate the insight so far.
     

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