June 1, 2007 3:30 PM Subscribe
My husband thinks that the occasional quarter inch of food in the disposal will destroy our septic system. I could appreciate his paranoia, if, perhaps, I were stuffing a ham down the drain or putting a pot of boiling oil. However, this evening, a small scrap of a sole fillet fell into the drain and you would have thought that I had boobytrapped the entire system. Is it possible to ruin one's septic system from the occasional food scrap (and, I mean "scrap", i.e., no more than a nub)?