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#7011574 - 12/25/17 10:17 PM Hunting Camp sewage question
pkfergy Offline
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Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 123
Loc: Frisco
Any laws against someone just making a makeshift septic sysytem out in the middle of nowhere burying it 5-6ft below ground vs. draining and toting black water to a dump station every time? Still using items such as rid-x and bio blue for odor and breakdown.

Aside from the laziness factor. Any particular rules / regulations?

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#7011632 - 12/25/17 11:48 PM Re: Hunting Camp sewage question [Re: pkfergy]
Texas Dan Online   content
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I suspect a lot of guys here are using systems similar to what you described. Whether or not they all pass local ordinances is another matter. Not sure, but perhaps the proximity of these systems to human water sources might be a deciding factor.
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#7011652 - 12/26/17 01:58 AM Re: Hunting Camp sewage question [Re: pkfergy]
gollygee Offline


Registered: 07/05/09
Posts: 507
Loc: Gilmer, TX
I have this link saved to my favorites, have not used this information yet but expect to need it (or something similar) for our camp house eventually.

https://www.wikihow.com/Construct-a-Small-Septic-System

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#7011712 - 12/26/17 07:30 AM Re: Hunting Camp sewage question [Re: pkfergy]
Buck25-06 Offline
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Registered: 11/25/16
Posts: 641
Loc: Hunt county Texas.
Just do something simply if it is just you and friends you should be fine but just rember you are in some county and there is county government do you trust it? My county has homeland security going around and writing trash tickets Feel Safe???
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#7011725 - 12/26/17 07:53 AM Re: Hunting Camp sewage question [Re: pkfergy]
Erathkid Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
^^^ Doesn't surprise me. Texas is the trashiest that Ive ever seen right now. Unbelievably so. We drove from Dallas to Erath, then down 281 yesterday to New Braunfels. This state has become a dump. Sad for this native Texan. What happened to, "Don't mess with Texas"? Guess it's just a feel good slogan that means nothing.


Edited by Erathkid (12/26/17 07:56 AM)
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#7011734 - 12/26/17 07:58 AM Re: Hunting Camp sewage question [Re: pkfergy]
Erathkid Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Weird thing is, we drove to New Orleans a few months back and hardly any trash. Same with Arkansas, when we were there last year. Pristine highways. Texas is filthy.


Edited by Erathkid (12/26/17 08:00 AM)
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#7011752 - 12/26/17 08:16 AM Re: Hunting Camp sewage question [Re: Erathkid]
FayetteCo Offline
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Registered: 09/10/17
Posts: 88
Loc: La Grange, TX
Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Weird thing is, we drove to New Orleans a few months back and hardly any trash. Same with Arkansas, when we were there last year. Pristine highways. Texas is filthy.


I worked a lot in Mexico. The trashy Texas highways remind me of Mexico and helps me understand why our roads look the way they do.

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#7011764 - 12/26/17 08:30 AM Re: Hunting Camp sewage question [Re: pkfergy]
Buck25-06 Offline
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Registered: 11/25/16
Posts: 641
Loc: Hunt county Texas.
Sad
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#7011772 - 12/26/17 08:35 AM Re: Hunting Camp sewage question [Re: pkfergy]
YellowDog Offline
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Registered: 09/27/12
Posts: 821
Loc: No Place to Hunt/Fish
everyone make the back of there trucks, trash cans. Then drive down the highway. Everything blows out
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#7011846 - 12/26/17 09:32 AM Re: Hunting Camp sewage question [Re: pkfergy]
KingwoodCat Offline
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Registered: 04/30/11
Posts: 373
Loc: Broaddus TX
If your County is like mine, no rules outside the city limits of the county seat unless you are within a certain distance of a lake, then Septic Systems have to be aerobic and permitted.
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#7011861 - 12/26/17 09:42 AM Re: Hunting Camp sewage question [Re: pkfergy]
colt45 Online   content
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Loc: bastrop county
best to check with county regs
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#7011962 - 12/26/17 10:50 AM Re: Hunting Camp sewage question [Re: colt45]
nak Offline
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Registered: 08/26/12
Posts: 1279
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: colt45
best to check with county regs

Call the courthouse and ask for the person handling septic system permits...I would not necessarily give them my full name or property address rolleyes

Strangely enough, an outhouse is sometimes the only 'legal'option, outside of a fully permitted system installed by a licensed contractor.

Outhouse

In rural counties, it is often legal to install a state code compliant septic system yourself, without permits or inspections, as long as you do 100% of the work yourself.
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#7011974 - 12/26/17 10:59 AM Re: Hunting Camp sewage question [Re: pkfergy]
pkfergy Offline
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Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 123
Loc: Frisco
Thank you for the info guys.

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#7012646 - 12/26/17 08:04 PM Re: Hunting Camp sewage question [Re: pkfergy]
Txduckman Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 13102
Loc: Big D
Our landowner approved ours. Good enough! We had to jackhammer through rock to get our two tanks in so nothing is seeping out. I have to kick the sprinkler pumps on every trip they fill up quick. We have a shower, sink, and toilet going in.

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#7012943 - 12/27/17 08:06 AM Re: Hunting Camp sewage question [Re: pkfergy]
Erathkid Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Sorry for hijacking your thread over the trash issue. It's just very painful to see all the filth that accumulates on our roads....I installed a 250 gallon tank from TSC added a lateral line to it with perforated drainage, covered that in Tyvek, covered with crushed rock and cliche. Haven't had a problem in 10 years. I do get the tank pumped out every couple of years just in case. Vacuum truck costs about $125 per trip


Edited by Erathkid (12/27/17 08:09 AM)
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