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Septic Services #381138
06/21/10 09:15 AM
06/21/10 09:15 AM
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San Pedro, Belize
CarlosCabanas Offline OP
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Anyone know who to call for emptying septic tanks on the island? I want to have a barge come up with to clean out our septic tanks but I want to be sure the person won't just dump it at sea.


Re: Septic Services [Re: CarlosCabanas] #381148
06/21/10 11:16 AM
06/21/10 11:16 AM
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collyk Offline
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Yes! Call Miguel. He is lovely and very professional. He saved our brand new septic when we discovered that the brand new septic tank was not only unfinished but full of rubble and garbage (like buckets, shoes and rocks). 607 8652 (hopefully that number still works) If not, he is the son of Israel who owns Las Caminantes shop down south and you can reach him through the shop.
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Re: Septic Services [Re: collyk] #381156
06/21/10 12:20 PM
06/21/10 12:20 PM
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San Pedro Belize
elbert Offline
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Carlos Cabanas Im pretty sure if the septic is made properly it
isn't necessary to ever clean it out.
The planning authority gives away a design plan that is a tiered three chambered pot that drains into a leach field. if it is vented it will percolate and last forever.
I've had to build four for the four houses I've built up on this end of the island, and I'm feeling like I really know my #@%*.... or its disposal anyway.

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Re: Septic Services [Re: elbert] #381160
06/21/10 12:40 PM
06/21/10 12:40 PM
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JZB Offline
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You never know what people will flush down the potty! Despite the best design, sometimes it does need to be cleaned out. Especially if you use cleaning products that destroy the bacteria in the septic.

I have also used Miguel Briceno and I absolutely recommend him! I have his phone # being 608-0909.

Re: Septic Services [Re: JZB] #381351
06/23/10 07:07 PM
06/23/10 07:07 PM
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Mike Campbell Offline
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Elbert is 100% right no question. Unless it is clogged with a towel or something it will not need to be cleaned for many many years. There should be inspection holes when you look in the last stage the water should be at the level of the output pipe. That is correct. In fact they must be full to operate correctly. Your problem is with your soak-away/ drain field.
Instead of pumping the tank install a correct soak-away and the problem will be permanently fixed. When you pump the tank out you give your drain field a rest while the tank refills again so it seems better but is not fixed. On the plan that Elbert referred to is also a plan for the correct soak-away. If you use that soak-away you will not have problems unless you are producing large amounts of sewage. Your showers and wash basins should also go into the septic. If you have a hotel you should switch to an aerobic system if you can afford it. It is now required for new construction.

Re: Septic Services [Re: Mike Campbell] #381353
06/23/10 07:19 PM
06/23/10 07:19 PM
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Re: Septic Services [Re: SP Daily] #381359
06/23/10 09:35 PM
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San Pedro Town
belizeonthebeach Offline
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Jeesh Jesse--Got a bee in your bonnet tonight?

Re: Septic Services [Re: belizeonthebeach] #381360
06/23/10 09:42 PM
06/23/10 09:42 PM
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San Pedro, Belize
hazzyy Offline
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You could just do like the guys that live by us and just pump it and drain it on to the neighbors property... talk about a smelly nasty!

Re: Septic Services [Re: hazzyy] #381373
06/24/10 06:56 AM
06/24/10 06:56 AM
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San Pedro
TravelinMan1 Offline
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Actually it is mandatory for all commercial operations to retro fit to the aerobic systems. That happened about 6 years ago.

If any hotel or condo complex is operating on the old three stage soakaway they are not complying.

Re: Septic Services [Re: SP Daily] #381378
06/24/10 08:12 AM
06/24/10 08:12 AM
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San Pedro Belize
elbert Offline
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Originally Posted by jesse

Just to tempting isn't it Jesse. smirk

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