In a world where environmental consciousness has become dominant, Oakstown Environmental takes pride in leading the way towards a sustainable future. One of our key initiatives in this regard is the incorporation of Ecocem GGBS (Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag) into our products. Up to 30% of EcoCem mix is used in our prestressed products, precast concrete and paving products. Ecocem GGBS is a high-performance alternative to traditional cement that not only enhances technical performance but also improves aesthetics while significantly reducing our carbon footprint. In this blog, we will delve into the amazing features and benefits of Ecocem GGBS and explore how it is revolutionising various industries.

 

The Power of Ecocem GGBS:

 

Low Carbon Footprint: At Oakstown Environmental, we are committed to minimising our environmental impact. Ecocem GGBS aligns perfectly with this mission as it is an industrial by-product diverted from landfill and up cycled into a low carbon cement replacement. Traditional cement production is known for its greenhouse gas emissions. By using GGBS, we reduce carbon emissions while improving the overall sustainability of our projects.

 

Increased Resistance to Chemical Attacks: Ecocem GGBS not only contributes to a greener environment but also enhances the longevity of your applications. It offers increased resistance to chemical attacks, making it ideal for projects where durability and strength are essential.

 

Aesthetic Finish: The appearance of your construction projects matters. Ecocem GGBS enhances the aesthetic finish of your applications, ensuring that they not only perform well but also look impressive. This is particularly important for architectural concrete projects where visual appeal plays a significant role.

 

Ideal for Producing Architectural Concrete: Speaking of architectural concrete, Ecocem GGBS is the perfect choice. It allows for the creation of high-quality, visually appealing architectural concrete, making it a preferred option for architects, designers, and builders.

 

 

How Does Ecocem GGBS Work?

 

GGBS is a by-product of iron manufacture. It is created when molten Blastfurnace slag is rapidly quenched with water, forming Granulated Blastfurnace Slag (GBS). Ecocem GGBS is produced by drying and grinding GBS. When combined with cement, it creates superior, longer-lasting concrete. In fact, I.S EN 206-1 permits a replacement rate of up to 70%, highlighting its effectiveness in reducing the use of traditional cement.

 

EcoCem and The O’Reilly Group:

 

Since 1995 O’Reilly Concrete has been using Ground Granulated Blast-Furnace Slag from Ecocem, in our concrete mixes. As it has a carbon footprint of 55Kgs per tonne compared to that of Normal Portland Cement-970Kgs, it has allowed us to cut our carbon emissions by up to 6,444 tons of CO2 per annum. We use up to 30% GGBS in our concrete mix for our prestressed products, precast concrete, and paving products. A cement with a carbon footprint up to 16 times lower than other cements. One project alone in 2021 that was completed using Ecocem GGBS saved around 34 tonnes of CO2, equivalent to 838 trees growing for 10 years!

 

 

Conclusion:

 

Incorporating Ecocem GGBS into our products at Oakstown Environmental is a testament to our commitment to sustainability and performance excellence. This high-performance alternative to traditional cement is transforming industries, offering not only technical advantages but also environmental benefits. As we continue to embrace eco-friendly practices, we invite you to join us in this green revolution by choosing Ecocem GGBS for your next project. Together, we can build a brighter and more sustainable future for generations to come.

Precast A Walls: Enhancing Agricultural and Storage Solutions | Oakstown Environmental Guide

When it comes to efficiently containing produce, products, and materials, Precast A Walls emerge as a versatile and valuable solution. In this overview, we’ll explore the applications and benefits of Precast A Walls, especially in the agricultural and storage sectors.

The Ingenious Y-shaped Design:

The defining feature of Precast A Walls lies in their Y-shaped configuration. This design prevents material blockages and facilitates loading processes. The Y-shaped wall’s toe sidesteps collisions with loading shovels, streamlining the loading process. Moreover, this design effectively prevents materials from becoming lodged within the wall, ensuring smooth workflow and reduced downtime.

Agricultural Applications:

In agriculture, Precast A Walls offer solutions to diverse storage and partitioning needs:

– Bulk Storage: Grain, silage, aggregates, or recycled materials find secure containment.

– Partitioning Sheds: Create designated spaces for various operations, enhancing efficiency.

– Compost Storage: Proper aeration and containment aid the composting process.

– Storage of Agricultural Products: Facilitate organized storage of fertilizers and equipment.

Storage Solutions Beyond Agriculture:

Precast A Walls excel in various storage scenarios:

– Building Material Storage: Secure and organized solution for construction materials.

– Recyclables Storage: Reliable containment for recyclable materials.

– Temporary Walls: Quick, modular partitioning solution.

Conclusion:

The innovative design and multifaceted applications of Precast A Walls make them indispensable in agriculture and storage. These walls enhance functionality, streamline loading, and optimize space, benefiting various operations.

 

L-Walls: Revolutionizing Construction and Beyond | Unlocking Versatility

In the dynamic world of construction and civil works, innovation continues to shape solutions. L-Walls, movable concrete retaining walls, have transformed multiple industries. Explore the uses, benefits, and versatility of L-Walls in this post.

The Evolution of L-Walls: Redefining Retaining Structures:

L-Walls have introduced a new era of construction possibilities, offering adaptability and efficiency. Crafted from high-quality concrete, these movable L-shaped retaining walls are an alternative to traditional fixed walls.

Unveiling the Dimensions: Height Variants for Every Need:

L-Walls adapt to requirements with heights ranging from 1.5 to 4.0 meters, catering to diverse projects.

Swift Solutions, Cost-Effective Construction: The L-Wall Advantage:

L-Walls save time and money in construction. They offer seamless installation and robustness, ensuring longevity.

Diverse Applications: Unleashing the Potential of L-Walls:

L-Walls transcend industries in applications such as silage walls, compost storage, and more. They add aesthetics to functional spaces like split level driveways and gardens.

Conclusion:

L-Walls represent a leap in construction practices, offering adaptability and efficiency. Their flexible heights and diverse applications have transformed projects across industries, showcasing engineering excellence.

In today’s world, our environmental footprint is more important than ever. One key aspect of our daily lives that plays a significant role in this is our wastewater system. But what happens if our wastewater system fails? What are the implications for our health, our wallets, our environment, and our community? In this blog, we’ll be exploring these questions and more, revealing the true cost of neglecting our wastewater systems.


The Domino Effect: Health Risks from a Failing Wastewater System

Imagine waking up one morning to discover a significant health hazard right in your garden. A failing wastewater system can create such a disaster, exposing your family to harmful bacteria and pathogens, which can cause serious diseases, such as Hepatitis and Dysentery.

The untreated wastewater from failing systems is a breeding ground for these health hazards, which can infiltrate your water supply and create unsafe living conditions. Awareness of these potential dangers is the first step in preventing them.


Financial Fallout: The Unexpected Costs of a Failing Wastewater System

The consequences of neglecting your wastewater system aren’t just health-related, they can also be financial. The costs of addressing a failing system can escalate quickly, from hefty fines for environmental violations to the expense of emergency repairs and system replacement.

Proper maintenance can help avoid these unforeseen costs. An upfront investment in a quality system from O’Reilly Oakstown Environmental can provide peace of mind, safeguarding your home and your wallet from future burdens.

 


A Fragile Ecosystem: Environmental Impact of a Failing Wastewater System

The repercussions of a failing wastewater system extend beyond your home, reaching local ecosystems. Untreated wastewater can leak into rivers and lakes, disrupting delicate aquatic ecosystems, promoting algal blooms, and threatening wildlife.

Every one of us has a responsibility to protect the environment. Investing in a robust wastewater treatment system is not only a commitment to your family’s health and safety, but also a commitment to preserving our precious ecosystems.


Downstream Disaster: How Failing Wastewater Systems Affect the Community

The damage from a failing wastewater system is not limited to personal inconvenience, it can result in a community crisis. The pollution caused by untreated wastewater can harm local economies, especially in areas dependent on fishing or tourism.

An unreliable wastewater system can ruin the image of a community, discourage visitors, and make it less desirable for potential residents. By ensuring that our wastewater systems are functioning properly, we can contribute to a healthier and more vibrant community.


Prevention is Key: Avoiding the Nightmare of a Failing Wastewater System

Prevention is indeed better than cure when it comes to wastewater system maintenance. Recognising the signs of a failing system early can save you from bigger issues down the line. Regular checks, proper maintenance, and immediate action at the first sign of trouble can help avoid the nightmare of a failing system.

Investing in a reliable wastewater treatment system, like the ones offered by O’Reilly Oakstown Environmental, is an investment in a safe and healthy future for your family and community.

Don’t wait for the worst-case scenario to occur. Take action now to prevent potential disasters. Remember, prevention is key, and we are here to help. Contact us today for a system check or more information.

Don’t wait for disaster to strike. Get in touch with us today and ensure your wastewater system is up to the task. Prevention is key, and we are here to assist you every step of the way.

Call us at +353 (0) 46 943 1389, email us at info@oreillyoakstown.com or schedule a system check. Your environment is counting on you!

Building a Sustainable Future Report CoverWe’re proud to unveil the O’Reilly Group’s comprehensive roadmap to Net Zero by 2050!

Read our plan below ↓

This plan is our steadfast commitment to advancing sustainability within our operations and contributing to a greener planet.

  • Afforestation: We’ve planted 15,000 trees at our Oakstown plant, setting a clear path towards creating a sustainable environment, with plans to expand afforestation to other facilities.
  • Sustainable Concrete: We’re implementing processes like carbon capture and the use of recycled water to make our concrete production even more environmentally friendly.
  • Offsite Manufacturing: Our innovative Architectural Wall Panels not only expedite the building process but also reduce on-site waste, making construction more sustainable.
  • Tech-Driven Efficiency: We’re leveraging technology like BIM and advanced software to optimise operations, reduce waste, and provide high-quality, sustainable products to our customers.
  • Renewable Energy: We’re shifting towards generating 100% of our electricity from renewable sources, kicking off with solar panel installation across all production buildings.

We’re proud to be taking significant strides towards achieving Net Zero by 2050. To read more about our commitments and plans, check out the full sustainability plan below, or if you would like a high-res copy to print or share please contact us here.

Together, we are building a sustainable future!

 

 

What a great weekend at Selfbuild Live in Dublin 5-7 May 2023!

The energy, creativity, and commitment to building better, smarter, and more sustainable homes were palpable.

THANK YOU to all of you who took the time to visit the O’Reilly Oakstown Ltd stand, learn about our wastewater solutions, and sign up for your free site survey. Rest assured, one of our wastewater experts will contact you soon to help you plan your next steps.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, and stay tuned for more updates.

 


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Selfbuild Live Dublin is the ultimate showcase for people who are building, extending, improving or simply decorating their home. Visitors are presented an abundance of ideas, inspiration and advice via 1-2-1 Clinics, Theatre talks and hundreds of Irish based exhibitors.

  • 120+ Local Exhibitors
  • 20+ Expert Speakers
  • Bootcamp Theatre
  • SelfBuild Theatres
  • Expert Advice
  • Modern Building Systems Area
  • Steel Suppliers

 

Are you planning to install a new wastewater treatment system on your property? If so, our team of experts can provide a site survey & quote, to help you to find the right solution for your wastewater treatment system.

We understand the importance of selecting the right system for your specific needs and ensuring that it is designed and installed to meet regulations, and provide only the best for your new home or upgrade.

That’s why we’re offering a FREE site survey to help you make the most informed decision about your wastewater management solution.

Our Free Site Survey includes:

  • Assessment of the existing tank if you have one, and a review of your site specific report (which you should have if it’s a new build) and we will advise you on the best course of action from there.
  • In the case of an upgrade where there is a poorly functioning septic tank we assess it and recommend a course of action from there. This may mean you need to do a percolation test to establish what the ground conditions are. In such case we can usually recommend a local site assessor and diggerman to help you with this.
  • We then recommend the best system for your needs, supply and install the system.

Book your Free Site Survey Today! Get in touch with us on our contact form below:


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6+8PE BAF sewage treatment System


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Upgrading from a Septic Tank

There are many reasons why you may consider upgrading from a septic tank. The most common reasons are that the septic tank itself is of poor quality and needs to be replaced, or that the percolation area surrounding the tank is of poor quality.

Occasionally, the percolation area just needs a pump or pump chamber, which can be supplied and fitted by our service team here at Oakstown. However if these issues are not dealt with they can cause serious pollution problems which are not only harmful to the environment, but are harmful to human health.

If you’re thinking about about upgrading from a septic tank to a sewage treatment system, some of the questions you might ask yourself are

  • How old is your tank
  • Have you outgrown your septic tank
  • Are you having problems with your septic tank

What is the difference between a Septic Tank to a Sewage Treatment System?

A septic tank is the large underground tank used to store and treat wastewater (ie from sink & toilets, washing machines, dishwashers etc) from your home before it is released into the environment. The wastewater is broken down by naturally occurring organisms.

A sewage treatment system is a method of removing contaminants from that same wastewater before it is released into the environment, using a series of mechanical and biological processes. The effluent is then disinfected before it is discharged.

What are the Benefits of Upgrading from a Septic Tank?

There are a number of benefits for upgrading from a septic tank to a sewage treatment system.

  • You may have outgrown your septic tank and need a larger sewage treatment system to accommodate your home & family in a safe and reliable way
  • A septic tank separates the wastewater, while a sewage treatment system treats the wastewater by removing pollutants and contaminants before it leaves the tank.
  • The water leaving a sewage treatment system is cleaner than that leaving a septic tank, therefore reducing the risk of water pollution and protecting the environment
  • You need a bigger percolation area for a septic tanks. However percolation areas from septic tanks are far more prone to fail due to dirty slick water entering this area.
  • A septic tank has to be emptied, or desludged, regularly to prevent problems.
  • Overall using a sewage treatment system increases the efficiency of the wastewater treatment process, reduces odours and improves the overall health of the environment.

Upgrading from a Septic Tank

What is the Cost of Upgrading to a Sewage Treatment System?

In general the initial cost for a septic tank is cheaper than installing a sewage treatment system. You might say why would I pay more for a sewage treatment system?

Sewage Treatment Systems produce cleaner effluent and require less emptying. Septic tanks may be cheaper, but require more percolation space and more frequent emptying, and are more prone to causing problems for you & the environment.

Our concrete septic tanks start from €1150 +vat, you can purchase directly here.

The cost of a 6PE BAF sewage treatment system starts at €3,650 +vat – see product here.

Is there a Grant or Finance available?

The good news is that if you are considering upgrading from a septic tank, you may qualify for a grant.

Chat to our sales team today sales@oreillyoakstown.com and we’ll advise you of all your options.

Enquire about upgrading from a septic tank to a sewage treatment system today.

Call us on 046 9431389 or contact us here.

At O’Reilly Oakstown, we manufacture and install only the highest quality fully certified tanks. Our septic tanks comply with the CE certification EN 12566-1 and our sewage treatment plants comply with the CE certification EN 12566-3.

 


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All Domestic waste water treatment systems, such as septic tanks, collect, treat and discharge waste water from households that are not connected to public sewer systems. This waste water includes water which comes from toilets, showers, sinks, washing machines, dishwashers, etc.

How to register my septic tank

The following steps should be taken to register a septic tank:

  1. Find your local authority in Ireland on this link – Find My Local Authority.
  2. Visit protectourwater.ie where you can register and pay online. The cost of registering is €50.
  3. They will provide you with a Registration Certificate

Note:

  • If it is a replacement systems and you have the initial system registered, you do not need to be re-registered.
  • You must register a new system within 90 days of being commissioned
  • If you are looking into getting a grant to repair or replace your treatment system in the future, your treatment system must be registered within a certain timeframe.
  • Your system can be inspected in order to prevent any risk to the public and the environment. If you do not register your system and are convicted, you could be fined up to €5,000.

Can my septic tank be inspected?

Your waste water treatment system can be inspected by the local authority. They write and provide at least ten working days’ notice before the inspection.

If your waste water system is going to be inspected, you should have the following ready:

  • Your waste water systems Registration Certificate
  • Know where your waste water treatment system is located on your grounds
  • Ensure you have any paperwork provided about your system’s installation or maintenance
  • You can ask for the inspectors identification. Inspectors are appointed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and must show you if asked.

Read more on the Citizens Information Website.

What happens during the inspection?

  • When the inspector arrives they will show you their ID card and authorisation, and ask you some basic questions about your system.
  • They may look at your registration certificate and other paperwork.
  • They will check manholes and pipework for leaks and that there isn’t an excess of sludge in the system.
  • The drains will be checked to ensure that wastewater and greywater are entering the system where they can be treated, and that roofwater and surfacewater are not entering the tank as that may cause flooding.
  • The percolation area will be checked for signs of ponding, as well as nearby ditches and drains for discharge pipes and signs of pollution.
  • The system will also be checked for nuisance odours and noise.

What happens after the septic tank inspection?

If the inspection shows that the treatment system is working properly, you will receive a copy of a report confirming compliance in the post. If the inspection finds problems, they will tell you immediately. You then receive a copy of a report with an Advisory Notice within 21 days of the inspection and this will inform you of the following:

  • if system poses a risk to human health or the environment
  • if your system contravenes regulations
  • inform you of the reasons why they have reached this conclusion
  • direct you to remedy the matters specified in the notice by a specified date.

You may need to seek expert technical advice, in order to comply with the Advisory Notice. You can then have the system re-inspected for a fee of €20, which may result in The Advisory Notice being confirmed, amended or cancelled.

In certain circumstances, you may be granted a time extension by the local authority for completion of remedial works, if the reason is valid.

You may be eligible for a grant to assist with the cost of fixing any problems identified during the inspection (see below).

After the inspections, if your treatment system is working properly, you will get a certificate to confirm this. If the inspector finds any issues with your system, you will receive an advisory notice within 21 days of the inspection. This notice will outline the problems with your system and give you a certain amount of time to fix them. You may be able to get a grant to repair or upgrade your system.

EPA Leaflet on what to expect during a septic tank inspection.

Download the EPA leaflet about septic tank inspections here.

Can I get a grant to repair or replace my system?

You may be able to get a grant to repair, upgrade or replace your waste water treatment system. You can apply for funding for 85% of the cost of the repairs to your system or a new system, up to a maximum of €5,000.

To qualify for these grants your treatment system must have been registered by 1 February 2013. If the treatment system was installed after this date, registration must have been completed within 90 days of the system being connected.

There are 3 different waste water treatment grant schemes. Read more on gov.ie about who qualifies and how to apply.

Grants are not available for routine maintenance, servicing or desludging of treatment systems.

Get in touch with us today – simply complete the contact form below and we will get back to you asap.



 

What can you do when your wastewater system alarm goes off?

If your wastewater system alarm goes off, there are 4 simple steps that can be taken to check the issue:

  1. Water Alarm –  Note the level of wastewater in your tank by lifting one of the lids in your garden. If it is above the inlet of tank, organise for the tank to be emptied as quickly as possible. Depending on how many use the system you may have 2 or 3 days grace before you flood the internal components.
  2. Air Alarm – can be caused by temperature changes within the tank or a possible issue with the compressor in the green box. Please check that the compressor is humming and that air bubbles are rising within the water under the green box and that no breakers have tripped in the control panel.
  3. Alarm – If the alarm light only is lit this could indicate a possible electrical fault ie electrical circuit breakers have tripped. Check that the system is on it’s own circuit, if it is not then another appliance like a washing machine, outside lights or electric gates may be the problem.
  4. Silence the alarm – The buzzer can be turned off once the alarm has been noted via the on/ off toggle switch. This will not reset the alarm only silence the buzzer.

wastewater system alarm

Check the system fault panel regularly – as soon as you get a warning alarm call our office Monday to Friday on 046 9431389 . Do not wait to see if it goes away. We will be able to give you advice over the phone and if needed, schedule a timely service call to prevent further damage to the system and cost to yourself.

Normal Operation of Control Panel

wastewater system alarm panel

  • Green power light will be on.
  • All red lights will be off.
  • Buzzer Switch will be at ‘on position’ and the alarm will be silent.
  • Two RCB/Trip Switches will be at ‘up/on position’.

What to do when your wastewater system alarm goes off

If your wastewater system alarm goes off, contact us on 046 9431389 or email services@oreillyoakstown.com.

If you would like to have a chat about your requirements or to book a service, call to chat with our team or email us and we will get back to you asap.

Managing your Sewage Treatment System in cold weather

Over the festive period and through-out the winter months it is easy to forget that your sewage treatment system is working harder than usual. The system works on the principle of live healthy bacteria breaking down raw sewage leaving a sludge that needs to be emptied from the tank every 3 to 5 years and an effluent which is discharged to your percolation area.

The system starts to fail when increased amounts of detergents (bleaches, anti-bacterial sprays, dishwasher tablets etc) are discharged into the system, killing the bacteria you rely on. The first indication of an unhealthy system is smell. If you find your system smelling then cutting back on detergents or using non-biological substitutes will be the answer especially when you have guests staying.

The system may need to be topped up with healthy live bacteria – often purchased online – and poured down the toilet NOT thrown into your tank.

Sewage Treatment system in cold weather pipework exposed due to unfinished work

Avoid Exposed pipework

If you have exposed pipework from unfinished groundworks, the systems fault alarms can be triggered due to frozen pipework. This is very costly as the pump is running to try to empty your tank but can’t pump the water to the percolation area. The pump will eventually fail leading to an unnecessary expense. Avoid this by lagging or bury any exposed pipework.

All domestic BAF systems should be serviced once per year. Commercial systems should be serviced either quarterly or every six months depending on their size and we offer a range of service contract options to suit individual requirements and budget.

Filters on components should be changed every year and effluent should be monitored so that corrective action can be taken quickly, avoiding breaches of local discharge regulations and possible fines.

3 steps you can take to manage your Sewage Treatment System in cold weather

If you do have an emergency – there are some simple steps that can be taken to reduce the bill:

  1. Note the level of wastewater in your tank by lifting one of the lids in your garden. If it is above the inlet of tank, organise for the tank to be emptied as quickly as possible. Depending on how many use the system you may have 2 or 3 days grace before you flood the internal components.
  2. If it is an electrical fault ie electrical circuit breakers have tripped. Check that the system is on it’s own circuit, if it is not then another appliance like a washing machine, outside lights or electric gates may be the problem.
  3. Check the system fault panel regularly – as soon as you get a warning alarm call our office during normal hours on 046 9431389 . Do not wait to see if it goes away. We will be able to give you advice over the phone and if needed, schedule a timely service call to prevent further damage to the system and cost to yourself.

Minimise the risk of cold weather problems

Finally, less than 1% of our customers will have an issue with an O’Reilly Oakstown BAF Waste Treatment system over the holiday period. Which is why planning ahead and investing in a reliable sewage treatment system is an excellent investment.

We would all like to thank you for choosing O’Reilly Oakstown and we wish you all the very best for 2023.

If you have any queries please contact our office on 046 9431389 or email sales@oreillyoakstown.com to have a chat with one of our team. Find out more about our Sewage Treatment Systems here.

Attenuation System installed at Moneypoint, Co Clare.

We were asked to design, manufacture and install a large attenuation system and oil-water separator for the ESB at Moneypoint, Co Clare.

The modular precast attenuation system stores a total of 208,000 litre of water and includes a 26,000 Class 1 Full Retention Oil/Water Separator.

Green Atlantic at Moneypoint is a landmark milestone in ESB’s Brighter Future strategy and represents a major step in achieving the Government’s target of a 51% reduction in emissions by 2030.

Under this ambitious programme, ESB’s Moneypoint site in County Clare will be transformed into a green energy hub, helping Ireland to become a leader in green energy production.

O’Reilly Oakstown Ltd are very proud to be associated with the project and look forward to working with ENVA and the ESB on future green initiatives.

Precast Concrete Attenuation System

Attenuation System by OReilly Oakstown

As Ireland’s largest manufacturer with close to 40,000 septic tanks installed throughout Ireland, we can say without hesitation that concrete is the best material to choose for your septic tank!

So why choose a concrete septic tank?

Some immediate reasons why to choose concrete septic tanks are:

  • Concrete is very durable, long-lasting, resilient and low maintenance material. Our 4000L tanks are 5T in weight.
  • It’s not as susceptible to damage (eg from changing soil conditions) as plastic tanks and generally has a much longer lifespan.
  • Once installed in the ground correctly they can be driven over without damage.
  • A basic concrete septic tank doesn’t require electricity, so it has zero power consumption.

What’s involved in the installation of a concrete septic tank?

Once we receive your order, we can carry out a free site survey to liaise with your digger man or contractor and ensure he has the dimensions of the tank to be installed, so that the grounds-work is  carried out to the correct specification.

We use our HIAB trucks to deliver directly to your home and we don’t just deliver – we install also. When our driver gets to the site he will check the dimensions to confirm all is ready for the installation. A hard core base will be added initially, and there is no requirement for backfill with lean mix concrete, just clay.

Oakstown Septic Tank Installation

What about the percolation area?

The size of the percolation area depends on your ground conditions and the number of occupants in the house. We recommend that a percolation test is carried out in advance to determine the exact percolation requirements.

We are happy to provide advice in relation to percolation requirements specific to the site and can recommend where various materials can be sourced from, such as stone, pipework, and various fittings or materials.

What is the timeline for installing a concrete septic tank?

Assuming there is good access in terms of the tank & percolation area, it’s generally 2-3 week from time of order to installation. The actual installation of a septic tank can usually be done same day once planned in advance, with a seemless transition from the old septic tanks to the new.

Where the upgrade of an existing septic tank is occurring, we can ensure there is minimal obstruction by leaving the original tank in until the new tank is ready for the changeover.

Upgrading your concrete septic tank

A major advantage of our concrete septic tanks is that they can be installed and then upgraded to a 6 or 8PE BAF system further down the line, as your needs grow. Contact us to find out more.

Septic Tank Grants

If your system fails an inspection, or if you live in a prioritised area, there are three grant schemes available. Check out our page on grants here. Contact our sales office on 046 9431389 or email sales@oreillyoakstown.com to have a chat with one of our team.