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Operation and Maintenance of Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems (DWWTS) or Septic Tanks

For advice on the operation and maintenance of your domestic wastewater treatment system or septic tank please refer to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website http://epa.ie/water/wastewater/info/ or www.maintainyourseptictank.ie

A short video clip on how to maintain your septic tank or domestic wastewater treatment system (source EPA Ireland): https://youtu.be/TOqqRvgamtc

Maintaining your septic tank system helps to protect your health and your local environment. 

Click on the link below to find out more information on how to check if your septic tank or other domestic wastewater treatment system is operating properly.  (Source: Environmental Protection Agency)

Have you completed a Septic Tank System Check?

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Please contact the National Waste Collection Permit Office located at Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly Telephone: 057 9357428 for information on who is appoved to desludge your septic tank or other domestic wastewater treatment system.  A full list of approved contactors operating in Kildare County Council can be found on their website.  https://www.nwcpo.ie/permitsearch.aspx

Simply carry out a 'quick search' for 'Septic Tank de-sludging' and choose 'Kildare County' as shown on the screenshot below for a list of approved contractors to carry out this work.