Washing Machines are often connected to septic tanks. They are responsible for the highest volume of water leaving your home at one time. Some of the newer model washing machines can discharge as much as 65 gallons of water per cycle, compared to an average toilet which can discharge around 2 gallons per flush. This can obviously have a direct impact on your septic tank, especially if multiple washes are done consecutively.
How can you use your washing machine and not overtax your septic tank? First you can start by spacing out your washes throughout the week. So try and limit it to a max of two loads per day and space them hours apart. Another solution to avoid heavy surges is the dual septic tank system (which is one for laundry and the one for black water waste.
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