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  • EPA Designates September 21-25 as SepticSmart Week

    EPA has designated Sept. 21-25, 2015, as SepticSmart Week. In recognition of this event, EPA and its state, local and industry partners are working around the country to help raise awareness about the need for proper care and maintenance of septic systems and to encourage homeowners to do their part. By taking small steps to care for and maintain their septic systems, homeowners will not only be ...

  • EPA Encourages Homeowners to Care for Their Septic Systems During SepticSmart Week

    Proper septic system care and maintenance is vital to protecting public health and preserving valuable water resources. During the first-ever SepticSmart Week, September 23-27, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging homeowners to take action to ensure their septic systems are functioning properly. Nearly one quarter of all American households—more than 26 million ...

  • Septic Tanks And Running Water During Cold Temperatures

    Septic systems can easily freeze when there are cold temperatures and frost is running deep under the ground.  People, who live in rural areas and have a septic system installed in their properties, should be very careful about running water to keep their lines open. If the temperatures are really cold and you keep adding water to your septic system, it could cause the entire system to ...


    By Lake Norman Sewer & Septic

  • EPA Encourages Homeowners, Communities to Care for Septic Systems during SepticSmart Week, Sept. 22-26

    EPA will hold its second annual SepticSmart Week on Sept. 22-26. SepticSmart Week outreach activities encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems. Nearly one-quarter of all American households depend on septic systems to treat their wastewater. Failure to maintain a septic system can lead to back-ups and overflows. This can result in costly repairs, polluted ...

  • EPA Launches “SepticSmart” to Prevent Costly Septic System Problems, Protect Environment

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched “SepticSmart,” a new program encouraging homeowners to take steps to maintain their home septic systems, preventing costly repairs, inconvenience and pollution to local waterways, which poses risks to public health and the environment. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 25 percent of U.S. households—more ...

  • EPA Encourages Homeowners to Care for Their Septic Systems During SepticSmart Week

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold its second annual SepticSmart Week September 22-26. SepticSmart Week outreach activities encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems. Nearly one-quarter of all American households depend on septic systems to treat their wastewater. Failure to maintain septic system can lead to back-ups and overflows that ...

  • Septic tank filters for improved effluent quality

    The big problem with septic tanks is that their soakaways block with suspended solids which are carried out of the tank and into the soakaway itself. These solids eventually ruin the soil porosity and the soakaway fails. The Wastewater Filter is fitted into the vertical part of the 'T' on the outlet pipe from the septic tank and removes up to 70% of the fine suspended solids from the discharging ...

  • WTE launches non-electric septic tank conversion unit

    A new wastewater plant, the non-electric FilterPod, has been launched by WTE Ltd. This unit can be added to an existing septic tank to convert the entire system into a full sewage treatment plant, saving around 50% of the cost of a new sewage system. The unique FilterPod septic tank conversion system can be installed either after a ...

  • New law means 400,00 septic tank licences for Ireland

    New laws planned for next year mean that over 400,000 Irish homeowners will be forced to buy a licence for their septic tank for the first time. Environment Minister John Gormley said that he will introduce a licensing and inspection system for septic tanks, affecting 440,000 homes in rural areas. Under a new licensing system, a public body will undertake the inspections to ensure the septic ...

  • New Septic Tank Treatment from NewTechBio

    Newtechbio, Inc. announces the release of a septic tank, drainfield and leachfield complete restoration package for large and small applications to safely unclog blocked systems. Dunmore, PA (PRWeb) September 16, 2007 – NewTechBio Inc. has designed an aggressive and effective septic tank treatment and drainfield restoration solution to safely treat clogged and malfunctioning tank and ...


    By NewTechBio, Inc.

  • SepticSmart Week 2018! September 17-21, 2018

    Each year, the EPA holds SepticSmart Week to encourage and inform homeowners and communities on proper septic system maintenance and care. The following states have declared SepticSmart Week 2016 in their communities: Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Washington. By taking small steps to maintain septic systems, homeowners not only protect our nation’s public ...


    By Jet Inc.

  • Home Renovation Incentive Ireland

    Finally some relief for those looking to upgrade their septic system! Finance (No 2) Bill 2013 provides for a Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) scheme, which will run from 25 October 2013 to 31 December 2015. The Incentive provides for tax relief for Homeowners by way of an Income Tax credit at 13.5% of qualifying expenditure on repair, renovation or improvement works carried out on a main home by ...


    By BioPro Ireland

  • EPA Provides Grant to Improve Water Quality in Vieques, Puerto Rico

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $30,000 to the Vieques Historical and Conservation Trust to fund surveys of old and decaying septic systems in five neighborhoods in Vieques. The grant was awarded under the EPA’s Environmental Justice Small Grants Program, which supports and empowers communities working on solutions to local environmental and public health issues. ...

  • Commission asks Ireland to comply with Court ruling on septic tanks

    The European Commission is urging Ireland to comply with a 2009 European Court of Justice ruling on septic tanks. The Commission is concerned that a year after the Court ruling, no legal measures have been adopted to ensure that septic tanks are subject to adequate checks and inspections to protect human health and the environment. On a recommendation by Environment Commissioner Janez ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Great Opportunities in the Czech Republic

    The Czech republic is implementing new wastewater legislation from 01/09/2010. 1. Domestic sewage treatment plants are all to be installed without any tertiary treatment (soakaways),  effluent water to be discharged directly to river/lake or other ...

  • Kleen helping Victoria become GREEN

    Enjoy a never ending supply of nutrient rich water for gardens and lawns with the Ozzi Kleen sewerage recycling system with environmental sustainability and responsibility more immanent than ever before, the team at Ozzi Kleen Water & Waste Water is doing their part to assist in easing Australia’s water shortage. Ozzi Kleen products, manufactured here in Australia, offer home owners the ...

  • EPA Encourages Homeowners and Communities to Maintain Septic Systems During SepticSmart Week

    Contamination of surface waters and ground water with disease-causing pathogens and nitrates Excessive nitrogen discharges to sensitive coastal waters Phosphorus pollution of inland surface waters Increased algal growth and lowered dissolved oxygen levels Contamination of shellfish beds and swimming beaches by pathogens “Proper septic ...

  • Aquapoint, Inc. awarded $1.4 million wastewater treatment contract by U. S. Navy for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

    New Bedford, MA. - Aquapoint was awarded the exclusive contract to supply the equipment for the upgrade of the U. S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Aquapoints BioclereTM modified trickling filter was selected by the Navy after an extensive technology review. Aquapoints Bioclere was selected in part for its ability to treat high strength waste streams within a small footprint while ...


    By Aquapoint

  • Protect Your Groundwater Day: A call to protect public health and the environment

    The National Ground Water Association encourages every person to protect public health and the health of the environment by protecting groundwater, beginning today — Protect Your Groundwater Day. In the United States, 39.4 percent of the population regularly depends on groundwater, and 38.5 million Americans rely on privately owned and operated household water wells for their drinking water ...

  • Major study suggests efficiently run softeners do not hurt septic tank performance

    Water softeners set with appropriate salt efficiency do not harm septic systems and may actually help them, according to a new study released today at WQA Aquatech USA. The Water Quality Research Foundation commissioned Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to conduct independent and scientific testing on the issue in 2012.  The result is an official report, ...

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