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What is best way to add a septic tank?

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I Know You May Not Believe It. The Best Thing To Add Is Starch Not From A Box. After You Peel Potatoes+++Take The Peelings Grind These Up, Give Them A Flush Into The Septic It Keeps The Bacteria Working Much Better Than These So Called Store Bought Products. Be Sure To Gring Or Cut Your Peelings And Potatoes Into Very Small Pieces To Be Able To Flush Them. Do This Every Month.

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