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Although Standard septic tanks have been outdated for some years proper maintenance is still required.

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Septic Tanks

Septic tanks are an essential component of wastewater management for homes and businesses in Ireland and across the EU. Although they have been mostly outdated by wastewater treatment systems as septic tanks are not as efficient or effective in the treating and disposing of wastewater from toilets, showers, sinks, and other domestic sources.

​These systems rely on natural anaerobic processes to break down sewage solids but can still have biologically harmful discharge. Where a wastewater treatment system will have the same anaerobic breakdown with the addition of aerobic treatment of the discharge water before it leaves the system to your percolation area.

​To use a septic tank over a wastewater treatment system, you are dependent on extremely good ground made up of certain natural materials. It is advisable to upgrade any existing septic tank to a suitable wastewater treatment system.

Although if required Smarttanks can supply septic tanks where ground is proven suited for use.

Smarttanks offers septic tank supply, installation, and maintenance, all of which are from high-quality manufacturers, ensuring strict adherence to laws and regulations.

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Smarttanks offers state-of-the-art septic tanks that adhere to Irish and EU wastewater disposal laws, ensuring efficient and compliant wastewater management for your property. Contact us today to find the perfect septic tank solution tailored to your needs.

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Septic Tanks in Ireland

It is essential to be aware of the limitations imposed on septic tanks in Ireland, such as:

Location Restrictions:

Septic tanks should not be situated in areas prone to flooding or high-water tables to prevent groundwater contamination.

Sizing Requirements:

Tanks must be appropriately sized to accommodate the wastewater generated by the property.

Maintenance and Inspection:

Regular maintenance and mandatory inspections are necessary to uphold compliance with Irish regulations.

Septic tanks are an essential component of wastewater management for homes and businesses in Ireland and across the EU. Although they have been mostly outdated by wastewater treatment systems as septic tanks are not as efficient or effective in the treating and disposing of wastewater from toilets, showers, sinks, and other domestic sources.

​These systems rely on natural anaerobic processes to break down sewage solids but can still have biologically harmful discharge. Where a wastewater treatment system will have the same anaerobic breakdown with the addition of aerobic treatment of the discharge water before it leaves the system to your percolation area.

​To use a septic tank over a wastewater treatment system, you are dependent on extremely good ground made up of certain natural materials. It is advisable to upgrade any existing septic tank to a suitable wastewater treatment system.

Although if required Smarttanks can supply septic tanks where ground is proven suited for use.

Smarttanks offers septic tank supply, installation, and maintenance, all of which are from high-quality manufacturers, ensuring strict adherence to laws and regulations.

  • Are septic tanks still legal to use in Ireland?
    While in most cases septic tanks are not suitable for current regulations they may still be acceptable by local authorities if ground conditions are correct for this type of discharge.
  • Can I use additives to boost septic tank performance?
    While some additives claim to help, it's best to rely on regular maintenance and avoid potential issues with unknown chemicals.
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