As Ireland continues to navigate and adapt to evolving environmental regulations, farmers need to stay informed about new initiatives that could impact their operations. A critical update for this year is the Nitrates Derogation Scheme for 2023. This blog will explore the effects and potential benefits of the scheme for farmers, with an emphasis on the role of Carlow Concrete Tanks in providing efficient solutions. The nitrates derogation scheme is a mechanism that permits farmers in Ireland to farm more
Do you live in a rural area or run a commercial business that uses septic tanks? If so, it is of paramount importance to remember one thing – grease buildup can make running your plumbing system much more expensive. Fortunately, regular maintenance and preventive measures can help reduce the amount of grease that builds up over time and cause backups in the pipes connected to your septic tank. In this blog post, we’ll explore the different methods for reducing grease
If you are a home or business owner who is familiar with wastewater systems, the terms “wet well” and “dry well” undoubtedly sound familiar. The two differ in their design and functionality, but both play critical roles in the operation of wastewater collection networks. In this blog post, we will explore each type of pump station by comparing their construction, components, assigned duties, and more to help you decide which option would be best for your application. Read on to
A successful agricultural industry relies not only on profitable crops and livestock, but also on clean farmland and waterways. When agriculture operations are not managed effectively, they can result in the release of pollutants into waterways. This can have a serious impact on aquatic life, public health, and the economy. Farmland operators have a responsibility to prevent water pollution and protect waterways from the negative impacts of agriculture. In this article, we will discuss how farms pollute water and provide
Here in Ireland, approximately 1/3 of all homes are serviced by a septic tank whose function is to collect, treat and discharge wastewater safely and effectively. As a homeowner with a private septic tank system it is your responsibility to know what regulations you must adhere to. In this blog we take a look at the responsibilities you have as a septic tank owner, and the septic tank regulations in Ireland for 2022. You must register your septic tank The
Did you know that wastewater systems can be negatively impacted by oil and grease? These contaminants can cause serious problems for businesses and municipalities, leading to expensive repairs and environmental damage. Commonly installed in commercial and industrial environments, a grease separator is a plumbing device designed to filter out oil and grease from wastewater before it enters the sewer system. In this article, we will discuss how a grease separator works and how they can help maintain healthy wastewater systems!