If you are tired of spending money on septic-system treatments that eat away at the sludge and nastiness in your septic tank, why not learn how to make your own treatment. septic-system treatments keep your waste water system performing optimally. Not adding a product to the septic-system is not an option because the tank may clog, overflow and leave your yard looking pretty... bad. Septic treatments contain an enzyme that breaks down waste -- especially solid waste. septic-system treatments extend the life of the system and help prevent costly repairs. Active enzymes in septic treatments are not a magical ingredient. The ingredients that keep your systems trouble free are commonly found in many homes and certainly on the shelves of the local grocery store.Making and using your own septic-system treatment can be done if you run out of your current treatment or you would prefer to use something new, cheap, effective and easy to make.

You Will Need:

Measuring cup


Pot or pan


Corn meal



Measure 2 quarts of water and pour the water into a pot on the stove.

Turn on the gas or electric and let the water come to a full rolling boil.

Turn off the heat on the stove.

Measure 3 cups of sugar and add the sugar to the boiling water. Stir the sugar into the water  with a wood spoon or other stirrer until the sugar completely dissolves into the water. Let the water cool to a temperature that you can handle without burning yourself.

Measure 3 cups of corn meal and slowly add it to the sugar water while whisking the water to keep the corn meal from clumping. Stir continuously with the whisk until all of the corn meal has been combined with the sugar water.

Add 5 packages of dry yeast and stir gently to blend the yeast with the water, sugar and corn meal mixture.

Pour the mixture into a toilet. Flush the toilet. Wait for the toilet to refill completely and flush it a second time.

Avoid using the toilet for 10 to 12 hours to gain maximum benefit.

Adding the septic-system treatment is best done just prior to bed at night or just before leaving the house in the morning before work.

Continue to follow your normal pumping schedule. This septic-system treatment does not take the place of routine pumping.

Repeat the septic treatment every month to keep your septic-system running smoothly and problem free.

septic-systems count on enzymes and good bacteria to keep them functioning properly. Many antibacterial soaps and detergents, hydrogen peroxide, chlorine bleach and other cleaning agents and chemicals destroys the enzymes and good bacteria. Adding the septic tank maintenance additive necessary to replensih and restore good bacteria and active enzymes to the tank.

septic-system back ups create a disgusting mess in your bathroom, kitchen or laundry room. Overflowing septic fields are not only smelly and gross, they are a health hazard because it is flowing sewage afterall.

Proper care and maintenance will help prevent the septic-system from backing up.