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;