If you live in an area that requires a septic tank and a septic system rather than a city based sewer system, you can make your own septic system treatment to keep your system running smoothly and problem free. The purpose of a septic system treatment is to keep your system in good working order and to extend its life. Although these treatments do not replace your regular pumping schedule, they will adequately replace any commercially made treatment that you may have been using.
Boil approximately ½ -gallon of water. Add 2 ½ cups of sugar. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Allow the sugar and water to cool to room temperature.
Add 2 ½ cups of cornmeal. Stir and mix very well into the water. Allow to sit for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add 4 packages of dry yeast to this mixture. Stir well to mix the dry yeast in.
Pour the solution into your toilet and flush. When the toilet refills flush again. Do not use your toilet for at least 6 to 8 hours. This is best done right before leaving for work in the morning or right before going to bed at night. Repeat the treatment once a month to keep your septic system running smoothly.