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20-10-2011, 02:27   #16
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you stated it was a septic tank made out of blocks. Is the inside lined to prevent leakage or seeping?

sorry if Im way off here, Im only going by what you posted, hence my comment that it has to be leaking sewerage
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20-10-2011, 07:51   #17
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you stated it was a septic tank made out of blocks. Is the inside lined to prevent leakage or seeping?

sorry if Im way off here, Im only going by what you posted, hence my comment that it has to be leaking sewerage
Fair enough, i should have added 'if the block tank was built to a proper standard.
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Fair enough, i should have added 'if the block tank was built to a proper standard.
Tanks, were built block on flat in the 60s and 70's, i wonder how many of them were sealed and plastered inside!. Not sure what was saved on building that tank, over just buying a figure of 8 tank for 800 euro!

A grand now, would get you a precast tank, but if there enforcing a treatment plant, then your talking between 2500 and 4500 depending on if u go for mass concretete/Plastic/peat modules etc.
and then there is the energy consumption.
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sorry, but there is no way that is not leaking raw sewerage into the water table
There is a big drop behind our house and the tank is very deep in the ground and no river/lake for miles
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you stated it was a septic tank made out of blocks. Is the inside lined to prevent leakage or seeping?

sorry if Im way off here, Im only going by what you posted, hence my comment that it has to be leaking sewerage
We don't really care what it's leaking to be honest it's very deep and it doesn't affect anyone whatsoever nearby all fields for miles downhill behind my house. We had no choice had to save money.

As far as I know it's plastered on the inside and there's some kind of outlet to let
everything out, it was a few years now can't remember all details...

My main point is. European Union, F**K OFF
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and people wonder how crypotsporidium, ecoli etc occurs in our water
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and people wonder how crypotsporidium, ecoli etc occurs in our water
sure i live in the absolute middle of nowhere why does it matter?
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We don't really care what it's leaking to be honest it's very deep and it doesn't affect anyone
This type of attitude shows that things need to be monitored and fines need to be slapped out. People are happy to let their tanks leak in to the water table. Not good. I have spent a lot of time in and on Irish rivers and the damage from this type of thing is fairly evident.
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what a pile of sh1t ;D ;D
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We don't really care what it's leaking to be honest it's very deep and it doesn't affect anyone whatsoever
Out of shight, out of mind

I'll get my coat
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This type of attitude shows that things need to be monitored and fines need to be slapped out. People are happy to let their tanks leak in to the water table. Not good. I have spent a lot of time in and on Irish rivers and the damage from this type of thing is fairly evident.
Ya but why does it matter? Most lakes near me are full of dirty rotten pike anyway! I'm one house. There's large towns near me that the gov wouldn't fund a sewage plant for the last ten years. gov should be fined out of their wages not the now non-working class!!
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Out of shight, out of mind

I'll get my coat
Out of mind? p.s. we burn our rubbish too. can't afford to pay the rip off private bin fees. It makes sense to us. by the way we can't afford broadband either. I live away from home hence why im on this! it's our garden we're ruining no one elses! I know it sounds backward or whatever, but it makes most financial sense to us, which in these times is most important to us. both my parents worked all their lives. both on social welfare now for last few months.
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You do know the worlds longest river is 4,000. This should give you an idea of how far water can travel, just because you think it sinks into the earth and "disappears" doesn't make it so, There is a huge amount of limestone in Ireland through which water flows underground.

The stereotype that springs to my mind is the thick country farmer who won't be told he's wrong. It still doesn't make him right though
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I will block up my tank, tell them I don't have one, and sh1te in my garden.....
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we burn our rubbish too
Gas, I'm from a city and I have been broke, but I never resorted to polluting or littering.

You'd imagine most rural people would have some sort of connection with the land. Some people have no respect for the land, the rivers, themselves or their neighbours. Snacker, I'm afraid you and your parents fall in to that category.

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