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susiesusie


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01/01/2012 14:27

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Had our communal sewage pits emptied twice in the last 3 weeks and are full of water again in our apt block.

Anyone any ideas of the problem?. Could it be someones toilet overflowing or the water table etc.

what can be done if anything. would it be better to have a new pit dug?. whats the cost?.

fed up of paying a tanker to empty them.

any ideas or suggestions gratefully received.



Geoff1131


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01/01/2012 16:02

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If there are any unused apartments and the water meters are visable, then check that the meter to the unused place is not rotating. If it is and there is a stop tap then turn the tap off.



Geoff1131


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01/01/2012 16:25

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Another thing to check would be to make sure that rainwater is not getting into the system.



scruff


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01/01/2012 16:39

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How old are these communal sewage pits?

Sometimes these are not constructed correctly from the outset.



Mrwilson



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01/01/2012 18:45

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send me an email and i can advise.



Andy



susiesusie


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01/01/2012 18:45

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pits are 3 yrs old. looking at our records...it appears to be a winter only problem. will check the other apts meters.

many thanks for the advice



scruff


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01/01/2012 19:02

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If it's only a winter problem it looks like the writer of msg. 3 may be correct



Cyprusactive


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01/01/2012 19:15

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Your sewage tank is always full of water, you ony need to empty it when the 'solids content' is too much.

The big problem is usualy the soakaway which if placed in a soaked or impervious area will not soak away at a satisfactory rate. This is quite a common problem in the area of Kyrenia at the back of Ezic as there is bed rock quite near the surface. Do I assme that water is overflowing out of the lids?It is worth checking on rainwater entering and it is certainly worth checking on water from empty apartments. If you have the area an additional soakaway is probably the best bet and not so expensive.



martinD41


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01/01/2012 20:52

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I think it's the prehistoric "Latrine" system....Third world waste technology...But never mind, at least we are getting a" Fuel Dump" in the Karpaz....



Geoff1131


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martinD41, you are negative nick and i claim my 100.



martinD41


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02/01/2012 09:46

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Geoff1131...Negative no honest yes... this is how it should be done.. http://www.monaghan.ie/websitev2/download/pdf/environment/2010/Guidelines%20for%20Septic%20Tank%20and%20other%20Wastewater%20Treatment%20Systems.pdf



susiesusie


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02/01/2012 10:00

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Yes..... the water filled the soakaway and obviously backed up to the drains from the apt block now.

Will be overflowing from the lids by tomorrow.

Sounds like a new .. deeper soakaway is the best idea for now. canalisation would be ideal but no indication from the council when this will be done.

Anyone know how much a new soakaway costs. Obviously there is a cost per Metre depending on what depth required.

Lastly... any recommendations for someone to do this.

Many thanks.



Cyprusactive


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02/01/2012 11:26

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We had a couple of new soakaways dug using a Turkish builder initially as deep as they could go with a digger then by hand. It is all dependent of the number of apts feeding into the system and the ground conditions. You may be lucky and find that there is a blockage from the tank to the soakaway, not the nicest of jobs. Having been away from the TRNC for some time I do not know who could help you. Kirk Bracey has been very good and knows what he is doing but he seems to have a huge amount of work but that is probably because he is good!



Agobard


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02/01/2012 13:05

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Speak To Celal at Ersem Trading in Alsancak. He has a very good understanding of this type of problem and will be happy to advise you. Phone number: 0533-8602754. Celal speaks very good English by the way.



Jaybee


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02/01/2012 20:03

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once your water table is full surely your problem starts.Cant realy do anything about that as the deeper you dig the table remains the same surely



susiesusie


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04/01/2012 09:51

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will speak to celal at ersem for advice.

Was wondering if i should try and speak to the belediye about it as it is a communal problem and would have great difficulty obtaining contributions from most of the owners.

anyones opinion ig gratefully received.



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