The picture below shows a home sewer systems using a septic tank. Most homes are now directly hooked up to city sewer. Older properties are still on septic tanks systems along with cabins. Septic tanks come in all different sizes. Depending on the size of the tank will determine how often the tank will need to be pumped and cleaned.
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DON’T FLUSH YOUR ‘GATOR
Source for picture: http://www.vaguebuttrue.com/main/28
“NEW YORK, New York- Metro Water Works officials are again asking residents to not flush their exotic pets into the city’s sewer systems. “We end up losing a few sanitation workers to Post-Traumatic-Stress-Syndrome every year, after they open up a manhole and out comes a nine-foot alligator,” said Harris Goldberg. “Crocs and ‘gators may go down the toilet as little bitty things. But when our guys see ’em they are much bigger and really hacked off about having to live down there.”