New Grant to Repair or Replace Septic Tanks Welcomed

IFA National Farm Family and Social Affairs Vice Chair Teresa Roche has welcomed the new grant for repairing or replacing existing septic tanks.   Minister Darragh O’Brien announced, from 1st January 2024, the grant available to repair, upgrade or replace septic tanks is to increase to a maximum of €12,000.   It was also announced […]

Fixing septic tanks that fail inspection is a priority, says EPA

Over half (54%) of septic tank systems failed inspection in 2020. Three quarters of systems failing inspection since 2013 have been fixed, but failure to resolve older cases is a concern. Grants of up to €5,000 are available to fix systems. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the report Domestic Waste Water Treatment System Inspections […]

EPA public consultation: National Inspection Plan for Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems discussion document

Recent legislation requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a National Inspection Plan for domestic waste water treatment systems, including septic tanks.   The Inspection Plan is currently being developed and it is intended that a risk-based approach to inspections will commence in mid-2013. In the interim, the EPA is consulting and engaging with […]

Phil Hogan’s €5 ‘special offer’ septic tank tax will be decisively rejected by midnight tonight by an overwhelming majority

Responding to tonight’s midnight deadline for the €5 ‘special offer’ for registering your septic tank Owen Curran from the Donegal campaign and national campaign septic tank sub committee said: “Tax-payers in rural areas feel hard done by that billions have been spent in the last ten years on up-grading waste-water treatment systems in urban areas. […]

Hogan announces Public Consultation on Septic Tank Performance Standards.

The Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan TD today (18.1.2012) announced during the Select Sub-Committee on Environment, Community and Local Government there will be a period of public consultation on septic tanks performance standards following the legislation being enacted next week. Speaking at the Sub-Committee Minister Hogan said; ‘Before finalising the regulations […]

Campaign Against Household and Septic Tank Tax meetings in Tipperary

The National Campaign Against Household and Septic Tank Taxes will hold public meetings on Thursday Feb 9th at 8.00 pm in the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh and on Friday Feb 10th at 8.00 pm in Hayes Hotel, Thurles. Speakers will include Seamus Healy, T.D.

Rural Dwellers Must Have Retro-Fit Scheme For Septic Tanks – IFA

IFA National Environment & Rural Affairs Chairman Pat Farrell has called on Environment Minister Phil Hogan to introduce a retro-fit scheme for rural dwellers, who could face higher compliance obligations as part of new legislation on septic tanks. Speaking ahead of a debate in the Seanad this afternoon which he will attend, Pat Farrell expressed […]

Retro-Fit Scheme Needed For Septic Tanks

Speaking after a meeting of the IFA National Environment & Rural Affairs Committe, Chairman Pat Farrell /called for the immediate introduction of a retro-fit scheme to assist rural dwellers who may be compelled to upgrade septic tanks systems. “A retrofit scheme similar to the Warmer Home Scheme must be introduced, which provides tax relief and […]

Rural Householders Maintain There Should Be No Charge On Septic Tanks

IFA National Environment & Rural Affairs Chairman Pat Farrell has acknowledged that progress has been made by the Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan on the issue of septic tanks, especially relating to the charge and its recurring nature. However, he said farmers and rural householders maintain their position that there should be no charge. […]

IFA Strongly Oppose Septic Tank Charges & Army Of Inspectors

IFA National Environment & Rural Affairs Chairman Pat Farrell has restated the Association’s strong objection to the introduction of any septic tank charges and imposing an army of septic tank inspectors on rural dwellers. In recent months IFA met with senior Government Ministers, including Environment Minister Phil Hogan, and called on them to “ensure that […]