Carol Binninger Mondello: The toilet overflowing and knowing that you only flushed at that time when you did #2....no flushes on tinkles...sweeping the water out the front door....timed showers.....cesspools literally stunk....so glad when we got hooked up to a sewer system.
Sandy Tepper: Telltale sign in my house was my father cursing.
Dennis Champney: Water out under the toilet. What a pain in the butt.
Arnie Galeota: The smell. We went through a lot of deodorizers.
Charles DiGiovanni: The lovely backing up in the bathroom tub. Yuck.
Wendy Max Dunford: There was a septic company in N.M. that had, on the side of its truck, "We're #1 in the #2 business".
Marti Welch: A soggy spot in the front lawn indicated a problem with our septic system.
Toni Crescenzo Gelfer: My Mom's obsession with anyone running the water..to get it hot or brushing your teeth..."Don't run the water, you'll fill up the cesspool". When after moving to Texas she could not stop herself from worrying.."Mom, You've got a sewer now!"..I'd have to remind her.