It wasn’t that bad.
Today I had an inventory of my sewer system, strange name for it because they already knew what I had, well more or less because it was a t-pipe in it they didn’t know if it was there or not. Please don’t ask me what a t-pipe is because I actually don’t know more than that it is looking like a T 🙂 I had that but I don’t have a sludge bed (I hope that’s the right name because that’s what Google translate gave me 🙂 So what to do since my sewer system isn’t up to standard.
I knew that it wasn’t so that was no surprise and I had the papers so I could apply to change system. At first I wanted a composting toilet but there was so much paper work to do and I would have to build a special compost to take care of my residues 🙂 So I changed my mind and now wants a incineration toilet (I do hope that’s its name too because that was what Google gave me 🙂 ) With other words it burns it all to ashes and then I can spread the ashes around my berry bushes.
No problem they said but what to do with the water from when I shower, do the dishes and the laundry. I said that since there are two cow pastures just beside my cottage and my neighbor has municipal water and sewer it shouldn’t be a problem. They didn’t think like that at all 🙂 We were all in a good mood so there was no arguing, instead they told me that I could get something we call Filter box in Swedish. It is a big filter that can stand on the ground (or be dug down) outside my cottage.
There are at least two different kinds and my guess is that they’ll only agree to the more expensive one 🙂 It is filled with some special kind of peat and the water will then drop down through it, the water that comes out on the other side is then so clean that it can run out in the ground in my garden and my old sewer system will no longer be needed. I’ll have to change the peat every now and again and put it in a compost so I later on can use it in my garden.This will be expensive of course (sort of I’ll cry for a short while expensive 🙂 🙂 ) but still cheaper in the long run than both making a sludge bed or having municipal water and sewer.
I can buy it in cash but then I’ll have no buffer for unexpected costs, I can buy either the toilet or the filter on credit or I can go to my bank which I more or less despise 🙂 well there are two persons there that I actually respect so I can talk with either of them and perhaps take a loan for it all or for one of the things. It is nice to have that buffer after all. I think I’ll do that last and talk to the women at the bank and see what they have to say about it all. So all in all it wasn’t that bad and even though this visit will cost a lot it was worth it because now I know what I can do, it isn’t that clear when just reading all the papers one can get 🙂
My dogs liked this day, we have been on more walks than we normally do and I was away to work for just a short while 🙂 It is time to make me something to eat and then watch some tv.
Have a great day!