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Septic Tanks Dos and Don’ts

A large number of homes have a septic tank on their property but, while they are very common, not many people know much about a septic tank other than it’s where waste goes. So first we are going to start with a short definition of what a septic tank really is according to the EPA: “Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment structures, commonly used in rural areas without centralised sewer systems. They use a combination of nature and proven technology

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What is a Pump Sump & How Does it Work?

What is a Pump Sump & How Does it Work?

We need to start off this article by pointing out that there’s a difference between a sump pump and a pump sump, and it’s important not to get the two terms confused. A sump pump is a vital piece of pumping equipment used to help prevent flooding in buildings that have basements and crawlspaces. They’re specially designed to be submersible and usually have safety features above and beyond those included on a regular pump used for other purposes. A pump

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Choosing a Feeding & Water Trough

Choosing a Feeding & Water Trough

Raising livestock in modern Ireland is no small feat. Nowadays farmers are taking care of more and more animals and are striving to do the best for their livestock in the most efficient way possible. A water trough is an essential piece of farming equipment and the type of trough a farmer chooses can have a huge impact on their bottom line and on the welfare of their animals. With so many choices on the market today, you’ll want to

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How Can Slurry Be Used Around the House?

While slurry is normally only used in agricultural environments, it is possible to use this nutrient rich fertiliser around the house to encourage the healthy growth of gardens and plants. Let’s take a closer look at slurry, and how it can be used to benefit non-agricultural land and gardens. What is Slurry? For many years, slurry was produced in a slurry pit, a hole or effluent storage tank which collects all the animal waste. This waste is usually cow manure

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Water Ponding: All You Need to Know

If you’ve ever experienced large pools of water on your property, you’ll know how annoying and inconvenient water ponding can be, not to mention how dangerous. So here’s everything you need to know about ponding; from how it’s caused to what you can do about it. What is Water Ponding? Firstly, for those who don’t know what it is, water ponding is a common problem that can occur wherever there is a flat surface such as on top of a flat

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