It is essential to understand that not all houses in Hawaii are connected to water treatment plants. Therefore, two systems are presently used in the state - the cesspool and septic tank.
To help get you more acquainted with the wastewater system in the Garden Island, we have formulated a list of regularly asked questions that will be useful as you look into buying a property in the area.
WATCH ?? Cesspool And Septic System In Hawaii:
What You Need To Know
[00:00:03] Introduction: Hawaii wastewater system
[01:08] When am I required to upgrade my cesspool?
[02:30] How do I find out if my building permit has been approved by Dept. of Health?
[02:46] How do I apply to install a septic system?
[03:20] How often should I pump my septic tank?
[03:44] How do I know when to pump my cesspool?
[04:22] How do I know where my cesspool or septic system is located?
[04:41] Why is my septic system not approved for use by Dept. of Health, but I received a CO (certificate of occupancy) from the County of Kauai?
[05:02] Why is there no record of my cesspool at DOH?
[05:31] I am selling my house. Do I need to upgrade my cesspool?
[05:39] I have two homes on one cesspool. Do I need to upgrade my cesspool?
[05:51] Are there any tax credits or grant money for homeowners to upgrade from cesspool?