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GAMMA SEPTIC TANK 2800
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GAMMA SEPTIC TANK 2800
GAMMA SEPTIC TANK 2800 Septic tanks are used for the collection and settlement of domestic sewage for domestic dwellings without access to mains drainage. Klargester Gamma septic tanks provide a reliable and economic solution for your off-mains wastewater treatment needs. Manufactured from tough polyethylene, the Gamma septic tank is robust and lightweight which makes it easy to handle and install....
from €1,218.92 ex VAT
(€1,499.27 inc VAT)
ALPHA SEPTIC TANK 2800
ALPHA SEPTIC TANK 2800
ALPHA SEPTIC TANK 2800 Klargester Alpha Septic Tanks are a reliable, economic solution for homes not connected to mains drainage. The Klargester Alpha septic tank are suitable for single and multiple homes, golf course toilet facilities, churches, mobile homes, farms, temporary offices and welfare facilities. Product Benefits: Suitable for 5 people (150 Ltrs/head/day) 1m Invert Level Standard...
from €1,030.07 ex VAT
(€1,266.99 inc VAT)

3400L PRECAST CONCRETE TANK
3400L PRECAST CONCRETE TANK
3400L PRECAST CONCRETE TANK These precast concrete tanks are manufactured using reinforced precast concrete and are produced in a factory controlled environment ensuring optimum results. Typical uses include: Water storage Sewage Treatment Oil Water Separation Silt Traps Rainwater Harvesting Grease Traps Agricultural Storage Price includes delivery on a rigid truck with...
from €1,193.00 ex VAT
(€1,467.39 inc VAT)
GAMMA SEPTIC TANK 3500
GAMMA SEPTIC TANK 3500
GAMMA SEPTIC TANK 3500 Septic tanks are used for the collection and settlement of domestic sewage for domestic dwellings without access to mains drainage. Klargester Gamma septic tanks provide a reliable and economic solution for your off-mains wastewater treatment needs. Manufactured from tough polyethylene, the Gamma septic tank is robust and lightweight which makes it easy to handle and install....
from €1,383.68 ex VAT
(€1,701.93 inc VAT)

ALPHA SEPTIC TANK 3800
ALPHA SEPTIC TANK 3800
ALPHA SEPTIC TANK 3800 Klargester Alpha Septic Tanks are a reliable, economic solution for homes not connected to mains drainage. The Klargester Alpha septic tank are suitable for single and multiple homes, golf course toilet facilities, churches, mobile homes, farms, temporary offices and welfare facilities. Product Benefits: Suitable for 12 people (150 Ltrs/head/day) 1m Invert Level Standard...
from €1,316.45 ex VAT
(€1,619.23 inc VAT)
GAMMA SEPTIC TANK 4000
GAMMA SEPTIC TANK 4000
GAMMA SEPTIC TANK 4000 Septic tanks are used for the collection and settlement of domestic sewage for domestic dwellings without access to mains drainage. Klargester Gamma septic tanks provide a reliable and economic solution for your off-mains wastewater treatment needs. Manufactured from tough polyethylene, the Gamma septic tank is robust and lightweight which makes it easy to handle and install....
from €1,538.14 ex VAT
(€1,891.91 inc VAT)

ALPHA SEPTIC TANK 4600
ALPHA SEPTIC TANK 4600
ALPHA SEPTIC TANK 4600 Klargester Alpha Septic Tanks are a reliable, economic solution for homes not connected to mains drainage. The Klargester Alpha septic tank are suitable for single and multiple homes, golf course toilet facilities, churches, mobile homes, farms, temporary offices and welfare facilities. Product Benefits: Suitable for 17 people (150 Ltrs/head/day) 1m Invert Level Standard...
from €1,507.37 ex VAT
(€1,854.07 inc VAT)
8000L PRECAST CONCRETE TANK
8000L PRECAST CONCRETE TANK
8000L PRECAST CONCRETE TANK These precast concrete tanks are manufactured using reinforced precast concrete and are produced in a factory controlled environment ensuring optimum results. Typical uses include: Water storage Sewage Treatment Oil Water Separation Silt Traps Rainwater Harvesting Grease Traps Agricultural Storage Price includes delivery using a rigid truck...
€2,115.00 ex VAT
(€2,601.45 inc VAT)

20000L PRECAST CONCRETE TANK
20000L PRECAST CONCRETE TANK
20000L PRECAST CONCRETE TANK These precast concrete tanks are manufactured using reinforced precast concrete and are produced in a factory controlled environment ensuring optimum results. Typical uses include: Water storage Sewage Treatment Oil Water Separation Silt Traps Rainwater Harvesting Grease Traps Agricultural Storage Price includes delivery to site. Offloading...
€4,557.00 ex VAT
(€5,605.11 inc VAT)
26000L PRECAST CONCRETE TANK
26000L PRECAST CONCRETE TANK
26000L PRECAST CONCRETE TANK These precast concrete tanks are manufactured using reinforced precast concrete and are produced in a factory controlled environment ensuring optimum results. Typical uses include: Water storage Sewage Treatment Oil Water Separation Silt Traps Rainwater Harvesting Grease Traps Agricultural Storage Price includes delivery to site. Offloading...
€5,642.00 ex VAT
(€6,939.66 inc VAT)

Septic Tanks

Septic tanks can treat and discharge the liquid part of the sewage. Waste enters the first tank where gravity separates the liquids from the solids. The liquid effluent flows out of the tank onto land, where it is cleaned as it percolates through the soil. Some of the sunken solids, or ‘sludge’, is broken down by natural bacteria but the rest will need to be taken away by lorry. Septic tanks are suitable for single houses or small developments, but you’ll also need a drainage field that is porous enough to allow the waste to percolate through.

 Septic tanks systems are a small-scale sewage treatment works designed to treat wastewater and return it to the environment, while storing the solid waste (sludge). You’ll need to register with the Environmental Protection Agency if your property uses a septic system and you are responsible for ensuring that your system is functioning properly. That is why supplying our customers the highest-quality septic tanks is of paramount importance to us.

 

Advantages of a septic tank

  • Relatively low installation cost
  • Relatively low cost to run
  • Only require emptying (or ‘desludging’) once or twice a year

 

Disadvantages of a septic tank

  • Your ground must be porous enough to allow the liquid effluent to discharge
  • New laws state septic tanks can no longer be discharged into a watercourse

 

How a septic tank system works

 Wastewater enters the septic tank through the inlet pipe. Heavy waste sinks to the bottom and lighter waste floats to the top, while the effluent remains between these two layers. As more and more waste flows into the septic tank, the effluent is pushed through the outlet pipe into a closed network of perforated pipes, filtering through the bed and into the soil below. We know the importance of using high-quality septic tanks and only stock brands we trust, including Klargester and Graf

 

How often do I need to service my treatment plant?

It is advisable to get the buildup of sludge in your system cleared and the mechanical and electronic components serviced every six to twelve months.

 

Maintenance

Your septic tank will need to be emptied periodically to remove the sludge that builds up over time. The frequency will depend on the number of people using the system, but it’s usually done every six to twelve months. Items such as nappies and sanitary towels will quickly clog your septic tank (and most other waste treatment systems) so dispose of these with your rubbish rather than flushing them. Fat and grease can also create build up in the pipes and septic tank. The system relies on a delicate ecological balance so be careful about introducing hazardous chemicals into the system, such as varnish or paint thinners. A reasonable amount of domestic cleaning products or household detergents will be fine.

FAQs

Due to the new regulations, do I need to upgrade to a Sewage Treatment System?

You would only need to upgrade your septic tank if the run off discharges to a water course.

Standard soak aways are still legal.

How often should I empty my septic tank?

Your tank should be emptied once a year so that you do not risk a build up of sludge which can lead to problems with your system. The company you use to empty your septic tank must be registered to do so.

Does my septic tank need a permit?

Owners of properties connected to larger on-site systems where the discharge is in excess of 5 cubic metres per day do not need to register (i.e sports clubs, pubs, hotels, guesthouses and other businesses).  Instead such systems may require a licence from the relevant local authority under Section 4 of the Water Pollution Act 1997. 

Do septic tanks need servicing?

You should have your septic tank system regularly maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If these are not available, ask your local maintenance company for advice. This will save costly repairs or replacement of the sewage system in the long term.

What do I need to look out for when buying a septic tank?

When buying a septic tank is good to consider the following questions:-

  • Is a septic tank the correct solution to meet your requirements? It may be that instead of a septic tank, you need a sewage treatment plant.
  • Have you undertaken a Percolation Test? A percolation test is a method of assessing how much water can drain away through your plot’s subsoil. It is performed by excavating a small area and monitoring the time taken for the water to drop in minutes per inch. The final decision will often be determined by drainage options – i.e. do you have access to mains drainage or a water course?

What do I need to consider if I am buying/ selling a property with a septic tank?

Homeowners with septic tanks that discharge directly into ditches, streams, canals, rivers, surface water, drains or any other type of water course will need to replace or upgrade their drainage either when they sell their property or as soon as possible.

What are some things that should not be put into the septic tank system?

  • Don’t flush anything other than bodily waste and toilet paper down the toilet
  • Don’t dispose of grease or oil down any drain – wipe out pans and pour fat into a container to be disposed of in the bin
  • Don’t put paints, solvents or chemicals down the drain
  • Don’t try to unblock pipes with caustic soda or drain cleaners. Try boiling water instead
  • Don’t connect rainwater pipes to your septic tank

What are your options when it comes to the Septic Tank Regulations

If your current system discharges directly into a water course, you will need to upgrade your system. To go through your options give us a call, and we can talk you through the various options.

My old tank needs some parts replacing do you offer this?

Yes we offer the full range of Klargester replacement parts, please see our wastewater accessories category 

What checks should I make on my septic tank system?

If your septic tank system is in good working order you should have the following:

  • Your household drainage should be quick to clear, and toilets should not be backing up
  • There should be no smell from your tank and the cover should be accessible and well fitting
  • The soak away should be dry not swampy, smelly or have prolific grass growth
  • A pale liquid with little or no smell should come from the discharge pipe. It should not be dark, smelly or contain solids
  • Makes sure to keep deep-rooted trees and plants at least 30 m away from your system. Keep the grass nearby short.

If any of the above is showing signs that your septic tank system is not in proper working order, you must get it repaired or replaced by a credited installer.

How to Discharge Waste from Septic Tanks

There are 3 options available:

(1) Connect to a main sewer if possible
(2) install a drainage field or
(3) install a sewage treatment plant which treats the wastewater, producing a clear overflow that is environmentally friendly and suitable for discharging.

To see our full range of sewage treatment plants click here

Why should I look after my septic tank system?

If your septic tank system is not in good working order it can be a serious risk to both health and the environment. You also have a legal responsibility to maintain your septic tank system. In looking after your septic tank system, it will have to be emptied less frequently, saving you money. A septic tank system can also be costly to replace if it fails.

Do I need to register my tank?

Yes you need to register your septic tank with your Local Authority – click here to register https://www.protectourwater.ie/. There is a charge of €50 to register.

Is the landlord responsible for emptying the septic tank?

If you own a property which you rent, or you are a tenant yourself, it can become a little less clear who has the responsibility to empty the septic tank. Maintenance and responsibility can be written into the tenancy agreement. If you are a landlord renting out a property with a septic tank you may need to put measures in place if you want the tenant to take responsibility for the septic tank. You may need an inspection or service after the end of any tenancy period. As a tenant, if it is written into the tenancy agreement that you have responsibility for the septic tank, you might also want to insist upon an inspection to ensure you aren’t inheriting any issues you would then be liable to pay for is one way to do this. Checking the schedule of maintenance and the obligations is another before any serious issues can occur. Following the guidelines of the septic tank is important too.

How far should my septic tank be from the house?

Septic tanks should be at least 7 metres away from any dwelling. They should also be located within 30 metres of an access point so that the tank can be emptied.

Septic tanks vs cesspools, which is best?

If you do not have sufficient area required to discharge the run out from a septic tank, you would need a cesspool which requires emptying on a 40 day cycle. Please contact us for help if required.