With the saturated ground conditions at present, we are receiving a lot of queries regarding Septic Tanks and problems with the whole system.
It is surprising how many homeowners know very little about the Waste Water disposal system that keeps their homes going.

There are a range of systems out there and I would not blame homeowners for not understanding all the details of Waste Water Systems and this is due to the Septic Tank and Percolation area of building your own home is an area that would be last on the list of things to be constructed before moving into their own Self Build home.

I am afraid that when it comes to a choice between a brand new kitchen from Country Kitchens or a Septic Tank at the end of your garden; the kitchen wins every time and very often the JCB Man both designs and installs how the Waste Water Disposal System will go in.

A lot of times what appears on your Planning Application is not what goes into the ground.

All of our Client questions that we receive are directed to our Engineer that we use, Pat Gamble of Professional site Solutions.
Pat is a recognised expert in the area of Waste Water Disposal Systems, Septic Tanks and our port of call to help our Clients achieve a good Disposal System that will work efficiently for years to come in your Dream Home.

When it comes to Septic Tanks, Secondary Waste Water Systems, Percolation Areas, Sand Filters etc. Contact Pat here.

On a recent visit to Kildare County Council offices in Naas Co. Kildare, I picked up these two leaflets which are well presented and full of good informative advice. The first one is titled “Waste Water Systems for Building a House” this goes into details and issues relating to applying for Planning Permission which is required for every new Septic Tank.


The second leaflet deals with “Have you Completed a Septic Tank Check?” and deals with the maintenance of your Waste Water System in order to protect your health and local Environment. It is a very detailed leaflet and answers frequently asked questions such as:

• What is the difference between a Septic Tank System and a packages Treatment System?
• What are my responsibilities as a homeowner?
• What is the sludge in the system?
• Why do I need to remove the sludge from my Septic Tank?
• How often should I remove the sludge from my System?
• Who can remove the sludge from your System?
Have a look through this leaflet and if you do not find the answer to your question then try the EPA’s website on Septic Tanks or of course, you can contact us to request our views on the topic.