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Septic Tank

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Hi, I am looking for information on an existing unlicensed septic tank. We bought a smallholding a few years ago. We use it as a holiday home ( I.e. not permanent use). We have discovered that we do not have a licence for the septic tank. It was constructed in 2008. Concrete, with 2 access lids and a soak away.

How to go about getting a licence?  how difficult is it? Any suggestions/ tips on doing this without bringing the wrath of the relevant licensing bodies down on me! 🙂 


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The process is managed by APA, the Portuguese environment agency.  Their page with advice on the process is here and the portal to undertake the registration is here with a support page here.  The portal appears to have an English toggle in the top right - not sure how accurate the translation is.



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