Phil Hogan welcomes publication of the EPA’s National Inspection Plan

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in news | 0 comments

The Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, Phil Hogan T.D.,  welcomed the publication of the National Inspection Plan for domestic waste water treatment systems. Minister Hogan stated: “I welcome the National Inspection Plan, which has been drawn up to best international standards by the Environmental Protection Agency. As I have consistently stated, the plan will underpin the risk-based inspection of septic tanks and other on-site treatment systems.  I also welcome the positive response which issued from the...

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60% Septic Tank Owners Have Registered

Posted by on Jan 21, 2013 in news | 0 comments

Phil Hogan T.D., has encouraged owners of septic tanks and other waste water treatment systems who have not already registered their systems to do so by 1st February.  He said that over 60% (300,000) householders have already registered and are playing their part in protecting our water, our environment and our jobs. He said; “I want to take the opportunity to remind people that there are only 15 days left to register domestic waste water systems. Only those who have registered their systems by 1st February will be eligible for financial...

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Dept of Environment make upgrade grants available.

Posted by on Jan 21, 2013 in news | 0 comments

Phil Hogan, T.D announced a grant scheme to provide financial assistance to households whose septic tanks and other domestic waste water treatment systems, require remediation or upgrading following inspection. Inspections are expected to commence in 2013 and will be based on a national inspection plan currently being finalised by the EPA.  All On-site systems should be registered not later than 1st February 2013 on www.ProtectOurWater.ie or by post or in local authority offices. Waste water systems that that have not been registered by 1st...

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Septic Tank Guidelines Will Protect Our Water, Our Environment and Our Jobs

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in news | 0 comments

Phil Hogan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government today (26th June)  announced the  details of the performance standards for septic tanks at the Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Community and Local Government. Homeowners who have a septic tank or waste-water treatment system need to register their system by 1st February 2013.   The registration fee is €5 until 28th September 2012 increasing to €50 after that date.   The risk-based system of inspections will commence in 2013 and will be objective and...

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Epic Septic Tank Story

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in news | 0 comments

A kind contributor forwarded this to me to put a smile on my face, follow the link and enjoy. http://www.galwaynews.ie/24320-farme…buried-cortina  

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Estimated desludging frequency for Septic Tanks

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in news | 2 comments

Tank Size (Litres) No. of People 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2,250 5.8 2.6 1.5 1 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.1   3,400 9.1 4.2 2.6 1.8 1.3 1 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.3 4,500 12.4 5.9 3.7 2.6 2 1.5 1.2 1 0.8 0.7 5,700 15.6 7.5 4.8 3.4 2.6 2 1.7 1.4 1.2 1 6,800 18.9 9.1 5.9 4.2 3.3 2.6 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.3 8,000 22.1 10.7 6.9 5 3.9 3.1 2.6 2.2 1.9 1.6...

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Regs for Operation & Maintenance of Wastewater Systems

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in news | 0 comments

The Minister for the Environment Mr. Phil Hogan has just released a document outlining the regulations for the operation and maintenance of domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems: General responsibility  Owners of houses served by a septic tank or other domestic waste water treatment system should be aware of the location of their system and its component parts and should carry out an examination of their system at least once a year to ensure there is no visual evidence that it is causing pollution or that it is in need of maintenance. The...

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Update from Phil Hogan

Posted by on Feb 7, 2012 in news | 0 comments

The legislation has been designed to minimise the impact on householders who can be assured that if their systems are working properly and are being maintained the impact of the new system will be minor.They are adopting a very practical approach to the inspection guidelines, Septic tanks and waste-water treatment systems must be operational and maintained. The risk-based system of inspections will commence in 2013 and will be objective and evidence-based, i.e. unless there is evidence of endangerment of human health or the environment, the...

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Reduced fee for septic tank inspections

Posted by on Feb 7, 2012 in news | 0 comments

Yesterday Minister Phil Hogan announced a reduced fee for the registration of your septic tank from April to June 2012. The original charge of €50 has now been slashed in an effort to encourage people to register and soften the blow. It is thought that the majority of tanks will pass and that a load of hysteria is being drummed up by the opposition parties in a hope to muddy the waters and cause panic. Mr Hogan said that a lot of problems will be cured by a simple de-sludge or in English having the tank emptied, the average cost of this is...

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Hogan to discuss with Commission & EPA on Tank Standards

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in news | 0 comments

Speaking in the Dáil today about the Water Services Bill 2011, Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan said His Department is currently in discussions with the European Commission and the EPA regarding the performance standard guidelines that will have to be adhered to by septic tank and wastewater systems in 2013. Before finalising the regulations on the guidelines, including the requirements for maintenance and desludging, there will be a 4 week period of public consultation. “There are two main reasons for this Bill, the first of which...

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