When buying property in the French Alps there is a chance that you may have a septic tank, rather than mains sewage. This should not alarm you, there is no magic to owning a septic tank as long as you treat it nicely, your life together will be wonderful!
Your main responsibility is to make sure you know what goes down the loo apart from the obvious of course. Here in France there are plenty of septic safe cleaning products available in the supermarkets. You can also get feeders for you tank to help with the digestion of waste in the tank.
Today there are an infinite number of sites on the web to give you advice on your tank such as eHow home or of course chaletdoctors can take on the responsibility of your tank maintenance for you just sign up to our bespoke management contract.