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# septic tanks

Last year
Over half of septic tanks failed inspections in 2021, EPA says
Under a third of septic tanks were also considered a risk to human health and the environment by the EPA.
All time
Over half of septic tanks failed their 2020 inspection, says EPA
Over a fifth were also found to be a risk to human life or the environment.
Over a quarter of waste water systems inspected last year 'posed risk to human health'
The EPA’s annual report shows that half of all septic tanks (1,160) failed inspection last year.
Almost half of all household septic tanks FAILED inspections
Cork had the highest number of failures.
Some customers will actually MAKE money from the new water charges scheme
More than half of septic tanks inspected in Cork found to be non-compliant
A major issue is tanks not being emptied and cleaned regularly enough.
Could septic tanks be a thing of the past?
106 households in North Kildare will take part in the largest private group sewage scheme in Ireland.
Over half of septic tanks fail inspections
The EPA says that most failures are down to poor maintenance.
National inspection plan for septic tanks published
Phil Hogan has thanked all who registered their septic tanks and said the “silent majority” supported the legislation.
Ireland still paying €12k-a-day fine for septic tank compliance failure
Environment Minister Phil Hogan had vowed to wrap up EPA inspections – needed for the daily fines to stop – before end of last month but deadline has not been met.
Almost a quarter of homes fail to register septic tank by deadline
76.6 per cent of homes had registered their tank by this morning – with 113,957 homes risking a €5,000 fine.
Hogan: 80% of liable households registered septic tanks by the deadline
Minister Hogan urged the remainder of viable households to registers as soon as possible – noting inspections will begin in the coming months.
Septic tank registrations so far: how does your county rate?
Kerry county has the highest registration rate – but Dublin city residents have a lot of ground to make up.
Deadline looms as one third of waste water treatment systems remain unregistered
Those who don’t register by this Friday could face a fine of up to €5,000.
Ireland fined €2 million over failure to impose septic tank rules
The ECJ also fines Ireland another €1.5 million for breach of European rules on environmental impact assessments.
Phil Hogan announces grant scheme for septic tanks
To be eligible for a septic tank grant, householders must register by 1 February 2013.
ECJ to rule on whether Ireland will face septic tank fines
The EU’s top court will rule later this month on whether Ireland’s new septic tank inspections are enough to avoid a fine.
Septic tank registrations pass one-in-four mark before €5 deadline
Over 20,000 homes which are eligible for mandatory inspections have signed up in the last few days, but overall interest remains low.
Less than a fifth of homes register for septic tank inspections in €5 window
The discount registration window shuts next Friday – with only a fraction of the 437,000 tanks registered at the lower rate.
Last weeks to register your septic tank for €5
If you don’t register your septic tank before or on 28 September, the price jumps from €5 to €50.
1.65 per cent of septic tanks registered within first four weeks
The number of registrations for mandatory inspections remains low, almost a month into the special €5 window.
Registration for septic tank inspections begins
It will cost €5 to register a septic tank between now and 28 September, and €50 after that date, until 1 February 2013.
TD kicked out of committee meeting after accusing Phil Hogan of 'lies'
Mattie McGrath – who isn’t even a member of the Oireachtas environment committee – was ordered out by the chairman.
Registration for septic tank inspections may begin this month
The Department of the Environment says testing for the delayed registration is underway, and the rollout could be soon.
Column: Sludgy and outdated: Why our education system is like a septic tank
Tests, tests and more tests – but schools and colleges aren’t giving us the creativity we need in this crisis, writes Kate Katharina Ferguson.
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.
Unforeseen delay in rollout of septic tank registrations
Phil Hogan is forced to acknowledge that registrations for tanks will be delayed, but there is no comment on why.
Plumbers' association 'ready to start work' on installing water meters
The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors says it has 350 firms which could be used to install meters quickly.
17 questions (and answers) about those new water charges’s Q&A on one of the most controversial issues of the day…
12 random items that convulsed Irish politics this past year
Septic tanks, dry-cleaning receipts and Michael D’s knees – just some of the strange things we never thought we’d obsess about in a political context… but we do now.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
Submissions sought on septic tank regulation guidelines
The guidelines for septic tank regulation have been published by Minister Phil Hogan today. Submissions on the guidlines are now being sought.
Hogan says there is 'no excuse' not to pay septic tank charge
The Environment Minister was speaking after he announced that the mandatory inspection fee for owners of septic tanks was reduced to €5 for the first three months.
Explainer: What's going on with Ireland's septic tanks?
The government’s under pressure over its plans to enforce mandatory inspections of septic tanks. So what’s the story?
Government strikes down bid to halt septic tank bill
Opposition TDs wanted to delay the Water Services Amendment Bill until expert advice had been received, but were frustrated.