Septic Tanks and your Responsibilities

Your septic tank accepts wastewater from toilets, showers, sinks, washing machines and dishwashers in your house. This means that your septic tank will contain bacteria, germs and chemicals as well as water and waste materials. As a householder with a septic tank you have responsibilities for its design, construction, operation and maintenance.

·         Register your wastewater treatment system online at

·         Pump out (de-sludge) and service your system regularly using a permitted contractor

·         Keep a record of all service work and de-sludging

·         Ensure all manhole covers are secure

·         Prevent grease, excessive bleach and chemicals, food, disposable items and rainwater from entering your system


List of Permitted De-sludging Contrators

The Contractor must provide you as Householder with a receipt with the following details:

·         Their Waste Permit Number

·         Date of sludge collection

·         Weight collected and destination of sludge (treatment and disposal)

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  • European Union