Sewage Flow Rate and "Low Flow" Ideas

The benefits of water conservation are threefold:

  1. Reduction in Water Usage.
  2. Waste Flow Reduction.
  3. Energy Conservation.

In consideration of the longevity and effectiveness of any septic system, reduction of the waste flow must be pursued. Therefore, water conservation should be considered when building a new home or when revitalizing an old one. Your county extension agent, as well as local hardware stores are sources for more information on low flow devices. For an extended discussion of these possibilities, see the program, "Water Conservation Techniques" available from

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