Domestic Waste Water / Septic Tanks

On-site Wastewater treatment

Offaly County Council policy regarding single house on-site wastewater treatment systems has been modified to take account of the EPA Code of Practice Wastewater Treatment and Disposal System Serving Single Houses (2009).  The policy, adopted by the Council in September (2011) requires:

The design and installation of wastewater treatment systems for single houses shall comply with the EPA Code of Practice Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems serving Single Houses.  Either a proprietary secondary treatment system or a septic tank system may be permitted depending on the characteristics of a site.

For advice on On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems click the links below:

Information leaflet on Wastewater Treatment Systems

https://www.epa.ie/water/wastewater/info/

The Water Services (Amendment) Act 2012 introduced a new registration and inspection system for septic tanks and other domestic waste water treatment systems in Ireland.

The registration fee is €50.  The revenue raised is being used by the water services authorities to manage the registers and to meet the cost of inspections. There is no inspection charge for households. All owners of premises connected to a domestic wastewater treatment system are required to register their system.  For further information see www.protectourwater.ie.

 

How to tell if there is a problem with your system

·       There are foul odours around the system or the percolation area.

·       Excessive amount of vegetation growing in the percolation area.

·       The area around the system or percolation area is soggy.

·       Your drains or toilets are running slowly or overflowing.

DOMESTIC WASTE WATER/SEPTIC TANK Q/A    

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR SEPTIC TANK

IS YOUR WELL AT RISK FROM YOUR SEPTIC TANK?

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A SEPTIC TANK INSPECTION

AN MÉID IS GÁ A BHEITH AR EOLAS AGAT FAOI D'UMAR SEIPTEACH

How to safely spread sludge from your septic tank

For information for farmers who want to spread sludge from their own septic tank or wastewater treatment system on their own agricultural land please click here