Septic Tank Inspections

Septic Tank Inspections
The Water Services (Amendment) Act, 2012 provides for the introduction of a national inspection system for domestic waste water treatment systems. Details of the inspection process etc. are set out in the National Inspection Plan 2013  and National Inspection Plan 2015-2017
All such inspections in County Kerry will be carried out by trained inspection staff from Kerry County Council. Those dwellings due for inspection under the National Inspection Plan will be notified directly in writing by Kerry County Council in advance of the inspection taking place. However, it is also advisable to seek proof of identity from any person seeking to carry out any inspection at your property.
Kerry County Council may also carry out inspections of domestic wastewater treatment systems for other purposes. For example, inspections may be carried out in circumstances where a complaint or report of a malfunctioning system is received from a member of the public. These inspections may not be pre-notified.
Details of the National Inspection Plan, along with advice and information on domestic waste water treatment systems (including possible grant assistance) is available at the following links :

  • What to expect from a Septic Tank Inspection?
  • What do you need to know about your Septic Tank?
  • Is your well at risk from your Septic Tank?

Waste Water Sludges
Registered Collectors – Waste Sludge/Septic Tank Waste (this is section currently on sludges in regulations)
Please find current list of registered collectors at National Waste Collection Permit Office website

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