Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Septic tank charges and community advisory groups


A letter dropped through my letter box yesterday from Wicklow Council inviting me to register my household wastewater treatment system (if I have one) before February 1st, 2013. By last Friday only 2,500 households had registered their septic tanks. This is a huge disappointment to the Irish Government who had hoped that their €5 early registration fee incentive for early, set to end on the 28th of this month when the normal fee of €50 euro will come into force, would see the majority of systems registered. According to the CSO there are 497,281 septic tanks and household treatment units in the country, but this is probably a huge underestimation when holiday homes and more isolated dwellings are taken into account. Rural people are very concerned that the follow up inspections will force them into huge investments, with the added worry of unscrupulous individuals selling unnecessary upgrades and package systems to the unsuspecting owners, especially elderly who are most vulnerable in rural areas. My advice is to get registered now at the reduced rate and save yourself €45 as it is inevitable that all tanks will eventually be traced through ESB connections etc. The best approach to the inspections is to form community advisory groups to follow up on inspection reports and to help locals get the best advice and price on upgrades where necessary

8 comments:

  1. Less registration to the septic tank is really a great disappointment to the government. Septic tanks are very important to collect the sewage waste that comes from all the lavatories, bathrooms, washing stations, and kitchen. Waste water management can be done by installing the septic tanks and septic tank cleaning is also essential once the sewage water reaches its peak level.

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  2. There are over 400,000 septic tanks in Ireland, but a lot of them are notcorrectly designed septic tanks. Perhaps this is why they have not dared to register.

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  3. The septic tank is a major part of a septic system, if septic tanks are not design according to norms then it will be harmful to sewer line and for the whole community. Nick, you should do something for a better and healthy septic life of your Irish people.

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  5. There is lot of articles on the web about this. But I like yours more, although i found one that’s more descriptive. best advisory company

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  8. Just make sure that you keep on top of your septic tank repairs and maintenance every year at least, and pumped every 2-5 years maximum.

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