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Saturday 18 November 2017

Do I need a tank upgrade?

You may not need an EPA inspector to tell you that your septic tank is not working.

Here are eight tell-tale problem signs, outlined by Kildare-based septic tank experts Sepcon Waste Water Services, that are visible even to the untrained eye:

* Blockages in manholes or slowly draining toilets;

* Wet patches in the garden;

* The septic tank requires frequent emptying;

* Storm or roof water entering the sewage system or leaking manholes;

* Wet areas around the septic tank or percolation area;

* The presence of nitrates and bacteria in your drinking water test results;

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* The septic tank is connected to a ditch or stream;

* Odours from the septic tank or around the house.

Irish Independent