postheadericon How to Create a Septic System for Pet Waste

Tired of your garbage can smelling like dog doo? Looking for an environmentally safe and non-toxic way to dispose of dog waste? Follow these easy steps and in less than an hour you can start using your own natural septic pet waste disposal system in your yard.

1 Gather your supplies. All of these items can be found at your local hardware store. Drill

How to Create a Septic System for Pet Waste

Scissors

How to Create a Septic System for Pet Waste

1″ Forstner Bit (about $12)

How to Create a Septic System for Pet Waste

6″ Round Atrium Drain Grate (found in the plumbing section – about $7)

How to Create a Septic System for Pet Waste

6″ x 2′ PVC Riser (found in the plumbing section – about $9)

How to Create a Septic System for Pet Waste

Screening (like what you would use on a screen door – about $5)

How to Create a Septic System for Pet Waste

Pet waste enzyme tablets

How to Create a Septic System for Pet Waste
How to Create a Septic System for Pet Waste

2 Using the 1″ forstner bit, drill multiple holes in the lower 18″ of the PVC pipe, leaving the top 6″ free of holes.*

How to Create a Septic System for Pet Waste

3 Cut screening to fit once around the outside of the PVC riser. Use a staple gun to secure. The screen will help keep dirt and sand from seeping through the holes in the PVC pipe (ultimately filling your hole back up with dirt), but will allow water to drain properly.**

How to Create a Septic System for Pet Waste

4 Dig a hole approximately 22″ deep by 8″ wide… just enough to fit the pipe vertically while leaving about 2″ of the PVC riser sticking out of the ground.*

How to Create a Septic System for Pet Waste

5 Place the PVC riser vertically into the ground and backfill with dirt around the outside of the pipe.*

How to Create a Septic System for Pet Waste

6 Put the poo in the hole.*

How to Create a Septic System for Pet Waste

7 Drop in a pet waste natural enzyme tablet.*

How to Create a Septic System for Pet Waste

8 Fill the PVC pipe to the top with water.*

How to Create a Septic System for Pet Waste

9 Place the atrium grate on top of the PVC riser. This will help keep out leaves and other debris, as well as rodents and other small animals.*

How to Create a Septic System for Pet Waste

10 Add waste and water (as needed) on a daily basis. Water will need to be consistent to maintain a “sludge” in the bottom so that the enzymes can do their work in decomposing the waste.

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