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Please consult http://kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/Planning/ for information on making a planning application and refer to the Rural Housing Pre-Planning Guide available at http://kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/Planning/PlanningLeaflets/KCC%20Rural%20Housing%20PrePlanning%20Guide%20Final.pdf

Environment Section technical staff work with planners in the assessment of planning applications.  Refer to our Planning requirements for more details.  In particular, the environmental requirements for rural one-off housing applications. 

Septic Tank Operation and Maintenance

In this section you can find information and tips on the Operation and Maintenance of your own septic tank or other domestic wastewater treatment system.

Septic Tank Registration

The registration of your septic tank or other domestic wastewater treatment system is through "Protect Our Water" https://www.protectourwater.ie/default.aspx of the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government.  More general information here: Registration of Septic Tank or other system (Protect Our Water)

Will my Septic Tank be Inspected?

Kildare County Council carry out inspections in accordance with the National Inspection Plan 2018-2021: Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems published by the Environmental Protection Agency.  This section contains more information on Inspections and what to expect.


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