If your home or building is sinking or subsiding, a geotechnical engineer will be required to analyze the structure, and determine the appropriate repair. Geotechnical engineers have testing methods to analyze the soil to …
Subsidence repair work starts at The Reddings. 1 March 2013; Derren. Subsidence repair work started at the Reddings on Thursday 28th February. In typical builders’ fashion they started three days later than originally planned but have now …
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Westone Housing provide services for repairing the damage caused by subsidence after unerpinning work has been done.
Home improvement done right takes time. You have to research to find good contractors; make sure they have the proper licenses, insurance and bonding for the job; and set up appointments to interview prospective contractors. Once you get bids, you need to read and evaluate them; perhaps negotiate different aspects of the job; and sign a contract. And that’s before the first nail gets hammered.
Now, where should you be as the work gets under way? It’s a question I get a lot, along with, “Can I trust my contractor and his or her crew alone in my house?” Most homeowners face this issue when they take on major home improvement projects because most of us don’t have the time to watch over every move.
About Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems Registration
The Water Services (Amendment) Act 2012 requires water services authorities to maintain a register of domestic waste water treatment systems in their functional areas. The Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) has developed a central on-line registration system and will manage the system on a shared-service basis for the water services authorities.
Under the Act, owners of domestic waste water treatment systems are required to ensure that their systems are on the register. Your registration will contribute to the protection of Ireland’s ground and surface waters.
All septic tanks and other types of treatment and disposal systems for domestic waste water should be registered not later than 1st February 2013
What is the purpose of Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems Registration?
The purpose of the registration and inspection system for domestic wastewater treatment systems, introduced under the Water Services (Amendment) Act 2012, is to protect ground and surface water quality (particularly drinking water sources) from the risks posed by malfunctioning systems. All owners of premises connected to a domestic wastewater treatment system are required to register their systems
Who has to register under the legislation?
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Inspection of septic tanks and other domestic wastewater treatment systems.
A new registration and inspection regime was introduced in June 2012 for domestic waste water treatment systems, such as septic tanks. The new regime aims to protect ground and surface water quality from the risks posed by malfunctioning systems. It is being introduced under the Water Services (Amendment) Act 2012 with further detail in the Water Services Acts 2007 and 2012 (Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems) Regulations 2012.
If you have a septic tank or similar system, you must register its details with your local authority and pay a registration fee. You will have to re-register after 5 years but you will not have to pay a fee for the second or subsequent registrations. The registration system was launched on 26 June 2012 and the deadline for registration is 1 February 2013 – see ‘How to apply’ below.
The local authorities will compile a national register, which will be publicly available, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will develop a national inspection plan.
Owners of domestic wastewater treatment systems need to:
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Over 60 per cent of septic tank owners have registered for the Government charge with two weeks left until the deadline, Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan said today.
“Only those who have registered their systems by 1st February will be eligible for financial support if their system fails an inspection,” Mr Hogan said.
Donegal residents have the second lowest registration level with just 32 per cent (10,400) of tanks and waste water treatment systems registered.