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A family-run business in Riverstick, Co. Cork has devised a completely new way to treat waste water. Ireland Waste Water is the only company that has achieved European certification for its product, Circle 7, which is unique in the Irish market. Ireland Waste Water has invested more than 20% of the profits into the invention of Circle 7 and is now primed for expansion having recently purchased new land to expand the premises. They are also recruiting 10 new employees. The total septic tank market in Ireland is estimated to be worth more than €3 billion.
Last week, representatives from the EU certifying body flew in to Cork to launch Circle 7 – a genuinely innovative invention that will, in a more environmentally friendly way, purify waste water in homes, schools, factories and businesses throughout rural Ireland to a higher standard than what’s currently achievable, saving them thousands of Euro in the process. It reimagines the traditional flawed septic tank process which, when not managed correctly, is a risk for contaminating the land and the water system. Circle 7 provides a new system to treat waste water by taking household waste, percolating it using an advanced filtration system and bringing it to a near drinking water standard.
Speaking in advance of the launch, Niall Mulcahy Co-founder of Ireland Waste Water, which he runs with his wife Mary, commented,
“An ongoing problem with waste water from Irish households is the growing use of chemicals which is leading to an increase in the amount of ‘grey water’. Grey water is damaging septic tank & wastewater systems as they currently stand in homes all over the country, with the primary risk being contamination of the clean water supply into a home, as well as of the surrounding land.”
The added bonus of our system is that it will actually save homeowners €5,000 over 5 years – at least because there is no desludging required; no parts replacement, no media filter replacement and no Pumps needed!”
How the Waste Water Treatment Works
The Circle 7 system is a filter which removes filterable solids from fluids in a physical and mechanical method, working by gravity feed to avoid any additional pressure build-up. Its main use is in the advanced treatment of fully biological, pre-treated domestic wastewater, purifying this water to a much higher standard than ever seen before. Circle 7 has since undergone rigorous accreditation testing to become the only product certified to EU standard (EN12566-7).
Circle 7 can be fitted to new and existing wastewater treatment plants, anywhere in Ireland, to vastly improve the quality of the system.
Mary Mulcahy of Ireland Waste Water went on to describe the development of Circle 7,
“We have been working on Circle 7 for 3 years and we were only ever going to bring it to market if and when it reached the very high standard we had set for ourselves. From kitchen table drawings to certification by PIA in Germany, after a few failed prototypes and some that were just not up to standard, we finally created a solution that will revolutionise the waste water industry – first in Ireland and later in other European countries and beyond”.
Circle 7’s vision is to be part of every new domestic wastewater treatment plant in Ireland, after which they will look to the UK and US markets.
Circle 7 is a genuinely innovative invention that will purify waste water in homes, schools, factories and businesses throughout rural Ireland to a higher standard than what’s currently achievable, saving them thousands of Euro in the process. It reimagines the traditional flawed septic tank process which, when not managed correctly, is a risk for contaminating the land and the water system. Circle 7 provides a new system to treat waste water by taking household waste, percolating it using an advanced filtration system and bringing it to a near drinking water standard.
“An ongoing problem with waste water from
Irish households is the growing use of chemicals which is leading to an
increase in the amount of ‘grey water’. Grey water is damaging septic tank
& wastewater systems as they currently stand in homes all over the country,
with the primary risk being contamination of the clean water supply into a
home, as well as of the surrounding land.”
added bonus of our system is that it will actually save homeowners €5,000 over
5 years – at least, because there is no desludging required; no parts
replacement, no media filter replacement and no Pumps needed and a small foot
print in the ground.
Are you upgrading your existing septic tank to a new septic tank/ sewage treatment system?
Do you know you can get up to €4050 to pay towards your new septic tank/ sewage treatment system under the Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) Scheme.
The Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) Scheme provides for tax relief for Homeowners and Landlords by way of an Income Tax credit at 13.5% of qualifying expenditure on repair, renovation or improvement works carried out on a main home or rental property by qualifying Contractors.
The amount of the HRI tax credit depends on the amount spent on qualifying works. Tax relief can be claimed on qualifying expenditure over €4,405 (before VAT at 13.5%) per property. This €4,405 (before VAT) can be the total from any number of jobs carried out and paid for from 25 October 2013 to 31 December 2015 for Homeowners claiming on their main home and on or after 15 October 2014 and up to 31 December 2015 for Landlords claiming on their rental property. While there is no upper limit on expenditure on qualifying works, the tax credit will only be given in relation to a maximum of €30,000 (before VAT at 13.5%) per property.
2015 will be the first year for HRI tax credits for Homeowners and 2016 for Landlords. In general, the HRI tax credit will be included in tax credits over two years, starting the year after the work is carried out and paid for.
Qualifying works carried out between 25 October 2013 and 31 December 2013 and paid for by Homeowners during that period will be treated as if they were paid for in 2014 for tax credit purposes.
Qualifying works carried out between 15 October 2014 and 31 December 2014 and paid for by Landlords during that period will be treated as if they were paid for in 2015 for tax credit purposes
Septic tank repair or replacement qualifies for this grant
Check out the FAQ’s on the revenue page http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/it/reliefs/hri/hri-general-faqs.html#section1
For homeowners, 2015 is the first year in which you can claim a HRI credit. The claim facility is available now for homeowners on HRI online.
For landlords, 2016 will be the first year in which a HRI credit can be claimed. The claim facility on HRI online will be available for landlords from January 2016.
Checklist for applying::
- Details of the work carried out
- Ensure that you have paid or arranged to pay any Local Property Tax (LPT) or Household Charge that is due
- Check that your contractor has a VAT number and is tax-compliant – see Revenue’s FAQs for details of the proof required
- Ensure that the work qualifies – see ‘Qualifying work’ above
- Keep all supporting documentation – tax clearance certificates, estimates, receipts etc.
- Give the contractor the LPT Property ID of your property but not your PIN or PPSN
Check out our fully certified septic tanks with large storage capacity saving you money and our tanks are future-proof as they can easily be upgraded to sewage treatment tank at a later stage
Check out our fully certified sewage treatment tank saving you up to €1000*every 5 years, and our sewage treatment tank only costs €40 per annum to run with our energy saving cycle
We can cater for
- Individual Houses
- Small Communities
- Commercial Enterprises
- Caravan Parks
- Golf Courses
Septic & Sewage treatment tank inspections have begun, results show that more than half of the septic tanks fail inspection.
Local authorities target for inspections for the first year is 1000.
Out of the 420 inspections carried out up to Dec 2013, all over the Country by local authorities.
The reasons for the failures are as follows:
23%: Operation and Maintenance
17%: Roof water or SW entering the system
17%: unlicensed discharge to SW
10%: Leaking from the system
9%: Surface ponding.
You can get more information on the link below to the EPA website for full report
Check out our range of Farm Effluent Tank http://www.donedeal.ie/tractors-for-sale/pre-cast-concrete-tanks/6389659
Approved by Department Of Agriculture
We have a special offer for the Irish Agricultural Sector until 30/3/14
Our tanks are approved for farm development grant schemes by the Department of Agriculture:
On the 18/04/2008 the Dept of Agriculture, undertook a detailed examination of our pre-cast concrete tanks and confirmed that our range of Farm Effluent tank were acceptable to the Dept of Agriculture and Food for use in grant-aided work.
All our tanks are completed in strict accordance with specification S123.
Installation & Delivery
We deliver and install our products at no extra charge.
Our tanks come in different sizes:
1250 gallon, 1600 gallon, 2500 gallon, 3200 gallon, 5000 gallon, 10,000 gallon
Also our 5000 gallon tank can also be slatted
Contact us on 021-4771000 for more information on our farm products range
Ireland Waste Water are delighted to announce that they are sponsoring the judge’s box for both Banteer Gymkhana in aid of St Josephs Foundation Charleville and for the Killeady Hunter Trials. Both are taking place in the Cork Show grounds Sat 7th Sept & Sun 8th Sept
In aid of cancer research and Kinsale hospital.
We are the joint main sponsor of the race nights in The Mill Wheel Pub, Kinsale on Fri 13th September 2013 at 9pm.
Also on the night is a 80s disco, monster raffle and lots more
Grant Scheme for septic tank works.
Environmental Minister Phil Hogan has announced for a grant scheme for septic tank remedial work, but only for householders who register their waste systems before the end of January deadline.
The level of grant is to be based on household income. Families earning less than €50,000 will receive grant assistance for 80% of costs incurred for any remedial works carried out, up to maximum grant of €4000. For households with an income between €50,000 and €75,000, the grant will be half the costs incurred up to a maximum grant of €2,500.
The grant is only for systems that have failed an inspection and is for recommended remedial work.
The Minister also announced for group sewerage schemes from €2,031 to €6,500 per house or 75% of the cost of the scheme, whichever is the lesser.
Launching the scheme Minister Hogan said: “I am very conscious of householders’ repairing or upgrading their system if they fail an inspection”
He added: “Only systems registered by 1 February 2013 will be eligible.”
To date, 290,000 have registered their septic tanks. This is 58% of the 497,000 systems indicated by the 2011 census.
Most of these registrations occurred at the €5 introductory charge that was available until 1 October. The registration fee is currently €50. Unregistered systems are more likely to be inspected.
by Ireland Waste Water
The new Rainwater Harvesting Scheme opened for applications on Tuesday, 1st March. The scheme will give grant aid to farmers to help them invest in rainwater harvesting facilities and related equipment. The twin aims of the scheme are to conserve water by maximising use of rainfall run off from farm sheds and to reduce water costs on farms. Collected rainwater cannot be used for domestic purposes. (more…)
by Ireland Waste Water
A Farmer who receives grant aid under the new Rainwater Harvesting Scheme will have to comply with a Department of Agriculture Specification now being written for the scheme.