work effectively and can even irrigate your garden.
There are a variety of
different styles and designs of septic tanks available
in Portugal from low tech concrete tanks through to
hi-tech plastic bio-digester containers.
The most common
septic tank you will find at a
property in Portugal is a
straightforward concrete block system which will not be
visible though will have inspection hatches.
If you need to install a septic tank on your property it
is best to consult with the local council and a
reputable builder. Installing a septic tank usually can
be done within a week, depending upon the type you
Portugal there are set guidelines for constructing a
concrete block system taking into account the maximum
number of inhabitants within the house and number of
bathrooms to ensure it will not overflow.
As of 31st May 2007,
it became law to have all septic tanks, which have not
had a licence for construction, to be registered with
the CCDR (Comissão
de Coordenecão e Desenvolvimento Regional).
The deadline for this new law (226A 2007) gave the
deadline of 31st May 2009 for all of the above to be
registered or stiff fines and penalties would be
incurred. However due to the lack of advertising and
concerted effort to implement this law, the deadline has
been extended until 31st December 2010. However to ensure you are
not liable for a find for none conformity, you can speak
CCDR in your region
for more clarity.
Forms for the above
are available to download on line from the CCDR, however
do expect some sort of administration fee, even though
the publicity sent out has stated it's free, those who
have conformed have been faced with bills of up to 160€.