Using colloidal silver around the house made some people suspicious about its effect on septic tanks and sewers. They claimed that pouring colloidal silver down the drain or toilet and using it in laundry will kill the microbes needed in breaking down the sludge and solids in the tank.
However, people who use colloidal silver in cleaning their sinks, toilets, and faucets of their home with a septic tank for over 10 years have not reported even a single problem about this matter. Some would experiment on colloidal silver by producing different particle sizes and when they were done, they dumped the excess solution down the drain and never encountered problems like clogging, and inability of the microbes to break down the sludge.
Colloidal silver particles have the characteristic of bonding quickly with other organic materials they come into contact with. This process is called agglomeration. Organic materials found in sewerage systems, streams, lakes, and septic tanks weaken the potency of silver once they are bonded with it.
That is the reason why mountain streams are not sterile even with high level of silver content. The organic materials of the water when bonded with silver particles lessen the germicidal effectiveness of silver. Scientists are not capable of controlling this activity of organic minerals or materials with silver. In fact, the particles of silver in the environment become so closed to organic materials that they tend to be inert.
Environmentalists claiming that even small amounts of colloidal silver are dangerous in the environment including the sewerage systems wanting to regulate the use of colloidal silver in the community. What they are forgetting is that silver came from the environment in the first place and whether this element is flushed down the toilet or washed down the sink, it goes back to the environment as inert when agglomeration takes place.
Most people use Clorox bleach when laundering and the chemical goes down the drain every day. Clorox is known to be highly germicidal but the environmentalists do not complain about it when being poured down the drain. It is because Clorox does not kill the microbes in septic tanks and harm the environment. It becomes diluted and inert when bonded with nature’s organic materials.
It only proves that using colloidal silver around your house will not cause harm to the bacteria in your septic tanks needed to break down solid wastes. Having a colloidal silver generator is also helpful in producing more colloidal silver in a less expensive way so you can always clean your house while having no problem with the septic tanks.