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Septic Tank Options and Alternatives Workshop with Irish Seed Savers

FH Wetland Systems are teaming together with the Irish Seed Savers Association this May to offer people a chance to find out more about how to get their septic tanks working better. Ahead of the septic tank inspection process, Féidhlim Harty will be taking a practical look at septic tank and domestic treatment options and alternatives.

The main question that many people are asking is "how will the septic tank inspection process effect me?" The workshop will help to answer this, and will focus beyond that question to the solutions that we can employ on different sites to get the system we have working well. If our system is beyond repair, the workshop will examine different solutions, with an emphasis on natural, low cost systems such as reed beds, constructed wetlands and willow systems.

The workshop is entitled "Septic Tank Options and Alternatives in Times of Uncertainty". The septic tank inspection process is one uncertainty in this arena, since the final government guidelines are yet to be published. However in addition to this, the ever greater demand for high quality effluent makes planning any system for the future a challenge. Add to this the uncertainty about the cost of oil, and thus electricity for powering mechanical treatment units, not to mention the question of energy reliability in the context of peak oil production. The workshop will examine these areas of new territory and how we can ensure that the result isn't a polluted stream or well beneath our home.

The workshop will be of interest to homeowners, engineers, architects and site assessors. In fact anybody with an interest in sewage and sewage treatment. Let's face it, if you're going to talk s*** for a whole day, you may as well be talking with a group of people who will appreciate the discussion! Participants are encouraged to bring site maps and dig thoroughly into the details of the subject with their own situation in mind.

The workshop will run on Saturday 25th May at the Irish Seed Savers Association in Capparoe. For booking details log onto www.wetlandsystems.ie/training.html or the workshops page of www.irishseedsavers.ie Alternatively contact FH Wetland Systems at 065-6797355 or reeds@wetlandsystems.ie

Féidhlim Harty is director of FH Wetland Systems Ltd. environmental consultancy. FHWS specialise in design and planting of reed beds, wetlands and zero discharge willow facilities, and seeking sustainable sewage treatment options.

Source: HortiTrends News Room