Septic Tank Inspection

Frequently asked questions on New Legislation in relation to Septic Tank Emptying.

Who are the EPA?

Environmental Protection Agency protects the environment through its licensing, enforcement and monitoring activities.  They European Court of Justice have ruled that countries must comply with certain standards and procedures, such as inspections, to ensure that public health and the environment are protected.

What will the inspectors be looking for?

The inspectors will carry out a visual inspection of the domestic wastewater treatment system. They will be checking to see that the system is being operated and maintained properly and is not posing a risk to human health or the environment.

If my septic tank is to be inspected who will carry out the inspection?

An appropriately qualified and EPA registered inspector. A list of authorised inspectors will be made available in due course. The local authority will inform you in advance if you have been selected for inspection. Inspections are not due to commence until the end of 2012.

If improvement works are required, who will pay?

There is no grant aid system currently in place and so you will be responsible for paying for improvement works in line with the ‘polluter pays’ principle.

Why has legislation on domestic wastewater treatment systems been changed?

Poorly constructed or operated on-site wastewater treatment systems (including septic tanks) for single houses can result in sewage contaminating drinking water supplies or ponding on land, presenting a risk to human health as well as the environment.

 What will happen if I don’t register or pay?

A person who fails to produce a valid certificate of registration commits an offence and can be fined.

How much does it cost to empty clean desludge my Septic Tank?

The cost of Emptying cleaning and De sludging a septic tank will depend on a few key items.

  • Where are you located?
  • Do you have a traditional septic tank or a bio cycle unit?
  • How far is the septic tank from a hard standing area?
  • Is there access to the property for a large or small truck?
  • Are the drains to the tank currently blocked?

Once the above questions have been answered CES Environmental Services Ltd can offer a quotation over the phone. If you are happy to proceed we can confirm a time suitable with yourself to have the tank cleaned and emptied.

Is My Septic Tank Working Properly and what are the signs of septic tank problems?

  • Septic tank effluent surfacing on your lawn
  • Strong or bad odours coming from the septic tank or drains
  • Pollution of nearby ditches or streams with effluent
  • Slow flushing of toilets
  • Gurgling in the drains
  • Ground movement (dips) near the septic tank or soakaway drainfield
  • Toilet overflowing
  • Overflow at washing machine hookup
  • Overflows into shower or bath when the sink is discharged
  • Drain inspection chambers have standing effluent in them. These should be empty.

Do I need a septic tank inspection?

  • Signs that confirm you need a septic tank inspection.
  • Septic tank effluent surfacing on your lawn
  • Strong or bad odours coming from the septic tank or drains
  • Pollution of nearby ditches or streams with effluent
  • Slow flushing of toilets
  • Gurgling in the drains
  • Ground movement (dips) near the septic tank or soakaway drainfield
  • Toilet overflowing
  • Overflow at washing machine hookup
  • Overflows into shower or bath when the sink is discharged
  • Drain inspection chambers have standing effluent in them. These should be empty.

 

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