Flushing cat litter down the toilet seems to be a convenient solution to a nagging problem. Unfortunately, doing so comes with long-term consequences for your septic system. For cat owners, this might come as bad news, but please dispose of kitty litter in the trash. Here’s why kitty poo is bad for septic system health.
Why Can’t I Flush Cat Litter in the Toilet?
Cat poo that sits in a litter box dries out, eventually turning into desiccated poop. This makes it a much more solid and less biodegradable material. In addition, feline poop contains different microbes than human waste. The bacteria inside a septic tank is designed to handle human feces. Cat poo, on the other hand, contains a microbe called toxoplasma gondii. This parasite is dangerous to humans. The septic system is also unable to separate it from the water. This means it’s present in the water released in the drain field. Continue Reading →