© Pumper Magazine | Rules and Regs | September 2015 | By Doug Day A manufacturer of wet wipes has agreed to stop promoting its product as flushable and will no longer claim they are safe for sewers and septic tanks until it can substantiate those claims. The proposed settlement between the Federal Trade Commission [...]
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© Pumper Magazine | Septic System Answer Man | September 2015 | By Jim Anderson, Ph.D. Septic service professionals should be strong advocates against the use of drainfield-damaging microbeads in personal care products. Question: Why care about something like plastic microbeads? Answer: The starting point in any discussion about the life span and effectiveness of [...]
Kids Learn Environmental Lesson in Backyard Home schooling is a growing trend. Both the parents and the children need to prepare for the new lifestyle of learning in the home. Parents will often learn material along with the child. To accomplish complete learning, families team up with each other, and video and computer courses are [...]
Pump Grump got its start in June of 2002. Pump Grump's owner Buddy Juergens, a life-long resident of Foxboro, chose Foxboro as the business's base location. It seemed only natural to promote this new business that same month in the local Founders Day parade, so Pump Grump's brand new truck was proudly driven along the [...]
This old saying is true. It’s true for humans, animals, and all living organisms, including the microscopic ones that live in the septic tanks. And what goes down the household drain has a big affect on how a septic tank operates. To illustrate, we refer you to some definitions straight out of Webster’s Dictionary. “Septic [...]