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Cesspool and Septic System in Hawaii: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, March 29, 2023   /   by Ron Margolis - The Margolis Team

Cesspool and Septic System in Hawaii: What You Need to Know



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
Key Moments:
[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?
[06:17] What laws govern Wastewater Branch?
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Ron Margolis
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Lihue, HI 96766
808-346-7095

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