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Best answer: An animal could get into a septic tank two ways without a drain removal in the house, from creative outdoor designs the toilet, or if the tank cover was askew in the yard. Human remains only the latter.A septic tank is basically a big concrete wastewater filled tub buried in the yard with an access cover. Solid waste (sans floaters) from…show more Best answer: An animal could get into a septic tank two ways without a drain removal in the house, from the toilet, or if the tank cover was askew in the yard. Human remains only the latter.

A septic tank is basically a big concrete wastewater filled tub buried in the yard with an access cover. Solid waste (sans floaters) from the house pipes drop to the bottom of the tank. Then the flow of grey water from the house dissolves solids with bathtub and shower and dishwasher and toilet waterfalls into the tank and this forces the resulting slurry to leach out via perforated piping buried in the yard. No public danger can occur from dead matter in a septic tank.

The gasses in a septic tank can kill, and an animal in a septic tank can find its way into a toilet, but no go on water pollution angle, not even if poison was entered into the plumbing system. Too far underground.to affect much more than the immediate area..

The average septic drain field is buried about 3-4ft. down. Wells are 40ft. down or better. Minimal infiltration.

If you are serious about this, the septic tank has to be located adjacent to the intake for a municipal water supply, e.g. a river, and has to have been modified to discharge directly upstream from the intake. Biological agents will be killed by the treatment plant, but pharmaceuticals will pass.

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