Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New septic system rules will tax county health department
Cumberland Times-News
“Basically, these systems are small wastewater treatment plants in a tank,” said Brian Dicken, director of environmental health. “More site visits are going to be involved.” That means the department may have to look at increasing septic inspection ...

 Funding sought for septic conversion
Reno Gazette Journal
With design basically completed, Lyon County Utilities officials are working on trying to find grant and other funding for a proposed Dayton Valley Septic Tank Conversion Project in the Mark Twain area. Public Works Director Mike Workman gave an update ...

Lake County Board waives permit fees for flooded properties
Chicago Tribune
According to the Lake County Board press release, "In an effort to provide some relief to flood victims, the county board recently approved waiving permit fees and reducing fees for removing septic tank waste. Unincorporated area property owners who ...

 Land owner's septic plan lands him in court
Mankato Free Press
The charges are related to five septic holding tanks installed on land heleases to seasonal users, including three cabins, a camping trailer and anempty site. The people who lease the land from Kimble own the cabins. Kimble, who grewup just across Blue ...

 Davao sets sewerage law
THE law that will penalize those who own structures without septic tanks and that are not regularly desludged has already been signed even before Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio went on maternity leave. The Davao City Septage and Sewerage ...

Residents oppose Port Charlotte sewer project
Leaders say septic systems in one neighborhood are polluting the water and they want to replace them with a costly sewer system. Residents aren't convinced their septic tanks are to blame. Before Scott Andrichak moved to Port Charlotte three years ago, ...

 A septuagenarian's fight against the stink
The Hindu
Is it difficult to get an illegally built septic tank removed from a public park in a city? Yes, says M.S. Janvekar, a 70-year-old retired bank employee. Even sending petitions to the Lok Sabha Speaker and the Prime Minister may not help. Mr. Janvekar ...

SCVFD chief cited for alleged improper waste disposal
Jacksonville Daily News
The hose ran from Batts' broken septic tank past the fire house, which Batts lives next to, into the woods. Batts' address is 2454 N.C. 210 East. Batts has 30 days to comply with the notice of violation. If he fails to do so, he will be given a 15-day ...

Back when it was called a thunderbox
The Border Mail
Our home in Frankston had a septic tank until the early 70s when it was upgraded to a sewerage system. When the trenches were dug it made for a great playing space until pipes were laid and it was filled in again. And the trench came in handy one day ...

Not in the septic tank you don't - The Free Lance-Star
Maybe you don't live in a home on a septic system, but there are plenty of people out there who do. The Environmental Protection Agency has some tips on how ...


Monday, July 30, 2012

Septic tank pump-out reimbursement offered in county
Christian County Headliner News
Septic tank pump-out reimbursement offered in county. Posted: Monday, July 23, 2012 10:40 am | Updated: 10:45 am, Wed Jul 25, 2012. Septic tank ...

PSU study finds “caffeinated” coastal waters: possible sources include sewer ...
Tillamook Headlight Herald
The results also suggest that septic tanks, such as those used at the state parks, may be less effective at containing pollution. Granek noted that there's “very little regulation or monitoring” of septic systems once installed, “and possibly because of that there's ...

  Authorities Search Septic Tank For Body Of Woman Missing For 9 Years
Alabama authorities continued their search Wednesday for Melinda Wall McGhee, an Atmore area woman that has been missing for over nine years. The Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff's Department used cadaver dogs to search a septic tank on Ewing Farm ...

Fairgrounds septic systems investigated
Columbia Basin Herald
If a system has more than 3500 gallons per day and less than 100000 gallons per day at any point in the system then it's considered a large on-site septic system. The state Department of Health issues permits for the systems. Any system larger than 100000 ...

Whatcom County Council skeptical on need for tougher septic tank rules
BELLINGHAM - A Whatcom County Health Department plan for tougher enforcement of regulations on the county's 28000 private septic systems got a skeptical reception from some County Council members Tuesday, July 24. "This whole thing was overkill, ...

Douglas County changes septic regulations
Alexandria Echo Press
A new septic ordinance will be instituted in Douglas County as of August 1. The ordinance includes additional permit requirements and adjustments in fees charged by the county for septic services. Standard systems, holding tanks and privies, alternative ...

Miami discovers bottomless septic pit
Arizona Silver Belt
Barnes said in the process of cleaning the septic tanks to prepare them for the new sewer system, they discovered that the tanks were built to let solids float to the top and liquids drain down underneath the tank. “It probably won't hold septic with no bottom in it ...

Septic tank pump-out reimbursement
Cassville Democrat
The James River Basin Partnership has partnered with Table Rock Lake Water Quality to offer a cost share program for residents of the upper White River Basin who pump their septic tanks. The program is partially funded by the Missouri Department of ..

New technology has potential to solve septic tank problems
Phys.Org (press release)
A new technology developed by Trinity College Dublin's Environmental Engineering Group that has the potential to solve many septic tank problems has been patented for use and its license was recently signed in the presence of the Environment Minister, ...

 Horse rescued after falling into septic tank
KHOU (blog)
MONTGOMERY COUNTY – A horse had to be rescued after falling into a septic tank in Montgomery County Thursday. Mary Baer went out to feed her horse, but there was no sign of him. She followed his tracks and found him stuck in the tank near the 35000 ...

Commissioners OK septic tank exemption
The News Herald
The amended rule made septic tank inspections mandatory only in counties with first magnitude springs, but allowed county commissions to opt out of the regulation with a super-majority vote. Bay County commissioners unanimously decided to opt out of the ...

5000 register septic tanks online in first three weeks
Irish Times
The controversial plan to register septic tanks was criticised by some rural dwellers who claimed it discriminated against them and would force them to spend thousands of euro upgrading their tanks while city dwellers did not face such charges. People who ...

 Revolutionary septic system installed in Port
York County Coast Star
KENNEBUNKPORT — Picture a septic system that is 90 percent smaller than a typical leech field, breaks down waste 100 percent organically and is installed above ground within a matter of hours. Now picture that same system recycling a majority of the ...


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Vashon Islanders face $25-a-day fines over septic systems
The Seattle Times
Vashon Island residents are fighting what many consider the Septic System War with King County as new regulations force them to make costly upgrades to leaking septic systems, in an effort to protect Puget Sound. Some 35 now are being fined $25 a day.

Rings flushed down toilet not found after septic tank search
BBC News
Engagement rings worth 8000 euros that were accidentally flushed down a toilet have not been found, even after one man entered the septic tank three times.

Holiday get-togethers heighten need for septic maintenance
Auburn Citizen
While that may cause some serious backups, I can think of another system that may be experiencing similar issues due to its own high rate of holiday traffic: your septic system. It's one of the best times of the year to invite family and friends over ...

Septic Tank registration to cause a stink
Longford Leader
With letters reminding home-owners to pay the Household charge being sent out this week, the Minister for the Environment has also announced registration is now open for the Septic Tanks Charge.

Exhausted and smelly: cow rescued from septic tank
Brisbane Times
When a cow fell in a septic tank Gympie Fire and Rescue and RSPCA officers, the owners, their neighbours and crane hire operators were all needed to get it back out. Photo: Renee Pilcher. A cow fell into a septic tank on a property yesterday, requiring ...

Ohio mom-in-law pleads guilty in septic tank death
San Francisco Chronicle
LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — The mother-in-law of a woman found strangled in a septic tank pleaded guilty on Thursday to all charges related to her death and was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Hocking County prosecutor Laina Fetherolf said attorneys ...

Septic tank project costs higher than expected
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Higher-than-expected prices could delay needed sewer connections for homes with failing septic systems. The Fort Wayne Board of Works on Wednesday opened bids for a septic elimination.

Three-wheeled carts, better septic tanks help clean up Jakarta
Christian Science Monitor
Mini 'sanitation trucks' that remove fecal sludge, and improved holding tanks, may help bring improved sanitation to millions of Indonesians without it.

Septic System Regulations for California Adopted
Santa Barbara Independent
After a year and a half of wrangling with language in workshops in Sacramento and numerous conference calls with staff from the State Water Resources Control ...


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Couple throws newborn girl in septic tank, arrested
Agartala: Police in Tripura arrested a couple on Saturday who threw their newborn baby girl into a septic tank as they did not want a daughter due to poverty. Acting on a tip-off from the locals, police and fire brigade personnel immediately rescued ...

 Two plead guilty in septic tank scheme
Sun Sentinel Two more managers of a Palm Beach County company that sold septic tank products pled guilty on Thursday to federal wire fraud charges, according to US Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer. Scott Weiss, 54, and Mitchell Friedman, ...

 3 in Fla. guilty in septic toilet paper scam
Three men have pleaded guilty in Florida to federal charges that they bilked septic tank owners out of more than $1 million partly through bogus toilet paper claims. Two men, 54-year-old Scott Weiss and 52-year-old Mitchell Friedman, pleaded guilty ...

Marianna opts out of septic tank law
Jackson County Floridan
Four residential septic tanks sit at Harrison Plumbing and Septic Tank Service Thursday. Tanks like these would have been affected by a state law mandating onsite sewage evaluations and assessments, but the Marianna City Commission voted to opt out of ...

The septic tank – buried but not forgotten
The original septic systems of concrete tanks and weeping tiles were crumbling; the waste water was leeching into wells and cisterns as well as the lake itself. One of the real tip-offs that we might have a water pollution problem was when we noticed ...

 Shea Concrete Adds Rubber Boots to Precast Concrete Septic Tanks
PR Web (press release)
Shea Concrete, one of the largest precast concrete manufacturers in New England, has upgraded its residential septic tanks by adding rubber boots for inlet and outlet pipes. These boots create a more positive watertight seal between the tank and the ...

Lee County looks into new mandates for inspecting septic tanks
The News-Press
Michael Wheeler, left, a technician with Fort Myers-based Crews Environmental, and Crews owner Bob Himschoot work on a malfunctioning septic system at a south Fort Myers home. / Dick Hogan / • WHAT: Proposed regulations to institute ...

Homeowners would bear brunt of septic costs
The Herald-Mail
Homeowners who rely on septic systems could face costs up to $67390 to comply with the plan by connecting to a public sewer system. There are up to three possible options for septic system owners to comply with efforts to reduce nitrogen discharge, ...

 Jefferson officials criticize the new state septic laws
Jefferson Township Health Officer Cindee DeGennaro appeared before the town council on May 23 to discuss new septic system rules, and the reaction she received was hostile. Not to her, but to the new state regulations which the ...

Commissioners, Amish discuss complaints
Fort Scott Tribune
"I can't have an outhouse and have to have a lagoon or septic tank, that's an ordinance. So why aren't we enforcing it (with them)? I mean do they (the Amish community) get special privileges," Dennis Meech asked commissioners during the May 18 meeting ...

 Bad news back on agenda now vote is over
Irish Times
The introduction of property taxes, which could be as high as €3000, is likely to dominate the agenda, but Ministers will also have to make potentially unpopular decisions in relation to water charges and septic tanks. Talks on reforms to the public ...


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Family whose son died in Taunton septic tank in 2006 awarded $21M settlement
Taunton Daily Gazette
The parents of a 3-year-old boy who died after falling into a septic tank six years ago have been awarded a judgment of more than $21 million. “This is a widespread problem, not just in Taunton, but in various rural areas of ...

Logan Faces Costly Trials In Septic Tank Slaying
Officials and residents of a southeast Ohio county are concerned about bills the Appalachian area faces for three murder trials in the slaying of a woman found strangled in a septic tank last year. A photo timeline of the events surrounding the ...

City looks at extending sewer service for some septic tank users
Evansville Courier & Press
EVANSVILLE — Junie Wright, who lives on in the 1800 block of Young Avenue, said she's gotten used to the smell of the sewage from the septic tanks in her neighborhood. "I'm in the lowest part of the area, so we smell everybody's," she ...

New Precast Concrete Septic Tank Forms Just Released by for the ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine, the leader in easy-to-follow, do-it-yourself plans, has released a new complete lineup of concrete septic tank forms on its website. Now precast concrete companies can build their own septic tank molds, choosing from a selection of ...

Hernando county leaders say no thanks to septic tank inspection rule
Bay News 9
Weeki Wachee is a first magnitude spring, and so state officials want to protect it from faulty septic systems, which would require mandatory inspections. The state wants all counties and municipalities with large springs to adopt a septic tank ...

 Ohio county fears high costs of trials in septic-tank slaying
Youngstown Vindicator
AP Officials and residents of a southeast Ohio county are concerned about bills the Appalachian area faces for three murder trials in the slaying of a woman found strangled in a septic tank last year. Hocking County commissioners have put $100000 into ...

 Septic systems maintenance pays
Yadkin Ripple
 Most of us probably don't spend a lot of time wondering how our septic tank works; we just take it for granted that everything is functioning appropriately. However, there are a few maintenance measures that everyone should remember.

Monday, May 14, 2012

No checks of septic tanks
Commissioners agreed, however, that faulty septic tanks are a problem in the county, especially near the Weeki Wachee River and the coast. They asked staffers to schedule a workshop with local Health Department officials in the coming months to gauge ...

Septic Tank Leaking At Voi Market
By Kna, 10 May 2012 Service delivery by Voi municipality has come under sharp criticism following failure of the municipality to empty an overfilled septic tank built near the public air market. Dawida bar owner James Maghanga, whose septic tank is ...

 DOH unveils web site for new septic tanks law as Hernando votes to opt out.
The Florida Current
The Florida Department of Health on Tuesday unveiled a website designed inform the public about recently passed septic tank legislation as Hernando County became the first county apparently to opt out of inspection requirements.

Province mandates septic tank inspections
The Barrie Advance
ADJALA-TOS - Adjala-Tosorontio council members are concerned a provincial government mandated septic tank inspection program could end up costing residents big time. The program, which was enacted by the province to prevent drinking water sources from ..

Hernando poised to become first county to opt out of septic tank inspections
The Florida Current
Hernando County is poised to become the first county to opt out of requiring septic tank inspections under HB 1263. The Legislature in 2010 adopted SB 550 requiring statewide septic tank inspections. Supporters, including industry and environmental ...

Boy falls in septic tank, dies
Times of India
KANPUR:An 18-month-old baby boy died when he slipped into a septic tank inside his house in Kalyanpur on Friday. The incident took place in Anand Nagar in Rawatpur. Shiva, son of Pushpendra, was playing inside the house when he slipped into the tank.

Septic tank cleanup at day time sought
THE City Hall has recommended to the City Council the prohibition of septic tank de-sludging and excavation at night. Lino MascariƱas, chief of the CHO's Environmental Sanitation Division, in his letter of recommendation to CHO's ...

Otero County women get hand from agencies
Alamogordo Daily News
The New Mexico Environmental Department's Liquid Waste Program Manager Dennis McQuillan, right, explains the septic tank project being done Friday at Doris Ballow's Boles Acres residence. It was all about helping two ...

 Home plumbing: Maintenace and basic repair for a septic tank system
It is expensive to install a new septic system. With minor care, you can make the one you have last longer. If your home has a septic system, it pays to take care of it. A properly designed and installed septic system has a lifespan of twenty to thirty ...

 Septic tanks deregulated. Ick
Palm Beach Post (blog)
The Palm Beach Post Legislative issues just don't get any less sexy than septic tanks. So the septic tank provision in a health bill (HB 1263) that Gov.

 Proposed septic tank regulations spark concerns
Victorville Daily Press
The public comment period on proposed state septic tank regulations drawing opposition from some local agencies is about to come to a close. Written comments must be received by noon Friday, and must be addressed to Jeanine Townsend, Clerk to the Board ...

Hernando Letters: Bad septic tanks hurt our water
Improperly operating septic tanks in Hernando County are dumping poorly treated and even untreated human waste into and onto the ground, and contaminants in this waste are seeping into our springs and rivers and onto our beaches.

Tips for Your Household Septic System
Use and maintenance of septic systems will ensure their success, protect individuals and protect the environment. Approximately 1.4 million households in Michigan use a septic system to handle their home's wastewater. Proper use and regular maintenance ...

 5-year septic tank inspection mandate eliminated
Historic City News
Historic City News reporters learned that a controversial statewide septic tank mandate, passed by the Florida Legislature in 2010, was eliminated when Governor Rick Scott signed HB-1263 into law Friday; over objections from the Sierra Club, ...

 Rural Counties testify on proposed septic tank regulations
The Union of Grass Valley
Among other things, AB 885 requires the SWRCB to develop statewide standards for all new and existing OWTS (including septic tank systems) with particular attention to failing systems and those located adjacent to nitrogen and pathogen impaired surface ...

Workers suffocate while cleaning septic tank
The National
Two Indian workers died at the weekend while cleaning a septic tank at a restaurant in the Tarif area of Abu Dhabi. Younus Ali, 26, and Mohammed Rashid, 28, died on Friday morning after entering the tank, according to Younus's cousin.

 Here are some tips to care for a septic system
Dayton Daily News
If you use the disposal often, sludge can accumulate more quickly, and your tank will need to be pumped more. • It is important to have your septic system inspected regularly and pumped out every few years. • Do not put feminine hygiene products, ...


Monday, March 12, 2012

Department of Health reorg with septic tank regulations headed to governor (blog)
Now the repeal of a septic tanks inspections law is contained in a larger Department of Health measure headed to the governor's desk. The Department of Health reorganization plan became less controversial once Rep. Matt Hudson, R-Naples, dropped a plan ...

Lawmakers Officially Repeal Mandatory Septic Tank Inspection Law
The septic tank inspection issue has been controversial across Northwest Florida after the passage of the 2010 law. That law was designed, at least in part, to help limit septic tank discharges that could taint the state's springs.

Septic tank legislation advances on final day of session
The News Herald
TALLAHASSEE — It's been a long process complicated by powerful lobbies and volatile politics, but septic tank inspection requirements are on the verge of being repealed by the state Legislature. The Florida Senate passed the repeal as part of an ...

 Two die of asphyxia in septic tank
Times of India
CHENNAI: Two men died of asphyxiation on Friday night after they got into a septic tank at a house in Avadi. Police said Shankaraiah, 37, and Emanuel, 30, had gone to the house of Kuppan who called them to clean the septic tank at Kallukada Street.

Federal funds in for septic tank work
by Winston Jones/Times-Georgian Home owners living in the Lower Little Tallapoosa watershed in Carroll County may qualify for federal assistance for septic tank pumping, repair or replacement. The Rolling Hills Resource Conservation and Development ...

Panhandle lawmakers praise repeal of septic tank inspection program
Pensacola News Journal
Pensacola-area lawmakers praised a bill passed Friday Lawmakers repealing a controversial septic-tank inspection program that environmentalists said would reduce pollution of the state's pristine springs. The bill now goes to Gov. Rick Scott.

Cop-suspect in septic tank murder bides for time
Leah's body was recovered inside a septic tank at a warehouse in Laguna last Feb. 23, 32 days after she disappeared. Ruiz stressed that Miranda is a multi-awarded policeman and the first Fulbright Scholar of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Septic inspections on the way out
The News Herald
On Friday, the final day of the legislative session, Florida lawmakers repealed 2010's mandatory septic tank inspections for all but 19 Florida counties. The remaining counties, including Bay County, can opt out of the state regulation with a 60 ...

 New rules target septic systems in Stark County
Canton Repository
Stark County health officials say aerators pose a greater risk of malfunctioning than conventional septic tank systems. By Kelli Young Health officials don't know when — or why — the motor of a Canton Township home's septic system stopped.

Septic tank owners aren't 'getting off easy' under O'Malley plan
Baltimore Sun
In response to the letter to the editor about septic tank owners getting off easy on the flush tax, it should be said that septic owners get nothing out of this tax ("O'Malley flush tax proposal goes easy on septic owners," Feb. 22).

 Septic Tank Regulations Released
Midlands 103
The Minister for the environment has published the the draft regulations on Septic Tank maintence. The document outlines the standards for the operation and maintence of the units along with other domestic waste water treatment systems.

 Homeowners stuck in septic tank muddle
The Desert Sun
As septic tanks age, they begin to leak, releasing graywater — such as from showers and dishwashing — plus human waste into the groundwater. The city has given homeowners a reprieve until July, but after that, the city will issue a public nuisance ...

Environmentalist speaks out over septic tank charge development
Cork News
A Cork environmentalist has expressed concern that there is no national septic tank inspection plan currently in place for local authorities, despite plans for the registration system to go online next month. Minister for the Environment, ...

Replacing faulty septic tank could cost up to €7500
Irish Independent
Householders who have to replace faulty septic tanks under Minister Phil Hogan's new regime will have to be fairly flush. It costs upwards of €5000 to replace a traditional septic tank and up to €7500 for a new bio unit -- now ..

Denis Naughten gains key concessions on septic tank law
Leitrim Observer
The Government has agreed to key concessions sought by local TD Denis Naughten in advance of the passing of the new law on septic tanks recently. “While the majority of the discussion on the new septic tank laws has focused on the €50/€5 registration 

Councillor: sewage plants are the problem, not septic tanks
Enniscorthy Guardian
INDEPENDENT councillor Declan Mac Partlin, founder member of the Irish Rural Dwellers Association, believes the septic tank issue is a diversionary tactic from the main pollution problem in Ireland - municipal sewage plants. 'People are ignoring what ...

 Ali's Sleeping Angels Foundation: Public Service Announcement Regarding Septic ...
Sacramento Bee
Ali died when she stepped onto the lid of a backyard septic tank in a well-to-do neighborhood in Argyle, Denton County, Texas. The lid collapsed under her feet like a trapdoor because it was not locked or secured as required and it did not fit the ...

Septic tanks
Wicklow People
NEW REGULATIONS pertaining to private septic tanks are being welcomed by professional contractors and have been a long time coming. That's according to Chris Sheridan, Operations Manager with Kelly Drain Maintenance which serves all ...