Septic Tank Tip An inexpensive way to keep your septic system working properly, is to take one packet of dry yeast and a box of brown sugar and pour this down your toilet about every 3-4 months. I learned about this many years ago, and during the 12 years I’d been doing this, I never had a problem with the septic system. Seems the yeast and brown sugar put beneficial bacteria back into your system, that may have been diminished through the use of chemical cleaners & etc.
Whether you already live in the country or are planning a homestead, you’ll need to understand how septic systems function so you can choose and manage your system well. This article explains the basics of how septic systems operate, how to maintain them and what to do if there’s a problem.