help! septic system toilet problems
I have a friend who threw one cigarette butt down our septic system toilet. One. When I found out, I told her not to ever do that again. I hoped nothing would happen. the past few days I have noticed black gunk coming into the toilet bowl that floats sometimes. So today I took off the top of the back of the toilet tank and was horrified to see some dark gunk floating on the top of the water. The tank itself was awful looking and rusty. Could that ONE cigarette butt have caused all that problem?? I am a renter and I feel awful about this!! Plus my stomach is in knots worrying about it. I just notified my landlord but he hasn't received the email yet. I fear my friend's ignorance may have caused a huge costly mistake. PLEASE tell me that one butt couldn't do THAT much damage, could it? Thank you for your time.