Do You Have to Pay Sewerage Charges
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Do You Have to Pay Sewerage Charges?
If you make use of a septic tank, a cesspool or sewerage treatment plant, you may be certain exclusions. This includes the payment of sewerage charges but you have to be sure that you are not liable to pay.
However, in some circumstances you may be liable to pay charges. One of these circumstances may be when your tank is connected to the public sewer system. This is usually done in order to allow for an overflow of your system.
If you have a septic tank, sewerage treatment plant or a cesspool, you usually are not required to pay any sewerage charges to your local authority.
Another reason may be when your surface water drains are connected to the public sewer system, even if your septic tank or cesspool isn't. In these cases, you will have to pay a partial sewerage charge. These charges will depend on your specific system, as well as its capacity and the amount of sewerage that you discharge into the system or waterway.
In addition to pay charges, always remember that you are responsible for keeping your system clean and to regularly emptied.
If you make use of a registered professional when you need to empty your tank, or you can ask your local authority to do it, for a fee.
Your sewerage system or septic tank should not pose any health risk for yourself or people around you, and it should be properly maintained.