Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems (Septic Tanks) must be registered.
The property owner is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the Domestic Waste Water Treatment System serving the property. From 2013, insepctions by Fingal County Council will occur annually based on the EPA's National Inspection Plan.
When the inspector arrives they will show you their ID card and authorisation, and ask you some basic questions about your system. The inspector may look at your registration certificate and other paperwork. The inspector will check manholes and pipework for leaks and that there isn’t an excess of sludge in the system. The drains will be checked to ensure that wastewater and greywater are entering the system where they can be treated, and that roofwater and surfacewater are not entering the tank as that may cause flooding. The percolation area will be checked for signs of ponding, as well as nearby ditches and drains for discharge pipes and signs of pollution. The system will also be checked for nuisance odours and noise.
You can download a new series of leaflets below, and further information on the scheme and inspections is available on the EPA website.