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# septic-tanks - This year 2022

Over half of septic tanks failed inspections in 2021, EPA says
# EPA
# EPA

Over half of septic tanks failed inspections in 2021, EPA says

Jun 30th 2022, 8:17 AM 13,340 Views 14 Comments

Under a third of septic tanks were also considered a risk to human health and the environment by the EPA.

# septic-tanks - Last year 2021

Over half of septic tanks failed their 2020 inspection, says EPA
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Over half of septic tanks failed their 2020 inspection, says EPA

Jun 30th 2021, 8:09 AM 17,132 Views 25 Comments

Over a fifth were also found to be a risk to human life or the environment.

# septic-tanks - All time

Over a quarter of waste water systems inspected last year 'posed risk to human health'
# EPA
# EPA

Over a quarter of waste water systems inspected last year 'posed risk to human health'

Jul 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 14,534 Views 23 Comments

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
# De-sludge People
# De-sludge People

Almost half of all household septic tanks FAILED inspections

Feb 3rd 2015, 4:10 PM 12,140 Views 31 Comments

Cork had the highest number of failures.

Some customers will actually MAKE money from the new water charges scheme
# Make Money Money
# Make Money Money

Some customers will actually MAKE money from the new water charges scheme

Nov 20th 2014, 9:00 AM 44,448 Views 101 Comments

STRAIGHT PROFIT.

More than half of septic tanks inspected in Cork found to be non-compliant
# Wasting Away
# Wasting Away

More than half of septic tanks inspected in Cork found to be non-compliant

Sep 18th 2014, 7:50 PM 9,770 Views 34 Comments

A major issue is tanks not being emptied and cleaned regularly enough.

Could septic tanks be a thing of the past?
# Private Sewage Scheme
# Private Sewage Scheme

Could septic tanks be a thing of the past?

Jul 7th 2014, 2:45 PM 14,855 Views 10 Comments

106 households in North Kildare will take part in the largest private group sewage scheme in Ireland.

Over half of septic tanks fail inspections
# What A Waste
# What A Waste

Over half of septic tanks fail inspections

Apr 2nd 2014, 8:06 AM 8,681 Views 55 Comments

The EPA says that most failures are down to poor maintenance.

National inspection plan for septic tanks published
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

National inspection plan for septic tanks published

Feb 19th 2013, 5:14 PM 4,351 Views 29 Comments

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
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Ireland still paying €12k-a-day fine for septic tank compliance failure

Feb 9th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,745 Views 58 Comments

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
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Almost a quarter of homes fail to register septic tank by deadline

Feb 4th 2013, 9:54 PM 7,987 Views 50 Comments

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
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Hogan: 80% of liable households registered septic tanks by the deadline

Feb 4th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,167 Views 44 Comments

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?
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Septic tank registrations so far: how does your county rate?

Jan 28th 2013, 6:50 PM 10,399 Views 45 Comments

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
# Deadline
# Deadline

Deadline looms as one third of waste water treatment systems remain unregistered

Jan 28th 2013, 6:16 PM 5,991 Views 35 Comments

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
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Ireland fined €2 million over failure to impose septic tank rules

Dec 19th 2012, 3:16 PM 9,296 Views 56 Comments

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
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Phil Hogan announces grant scheme for septic tanks

Dec 17th 2012, 7:39 PM 10,763 Views 62 Comments

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
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

ECJ to rule on whether Ireland will face septic tank fines

Dec 8th 2012, 8:00 AM 3,886 Views 13 Comments

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
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Septic tank registrations pass one-in-four mark before €5 deadline

Sep 26th 2012, 8:30 AM 4,344 Views 15 Comments

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
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Less than a fifth of homes register for septic tank inspections in €5 window

Sep 24th 2012, 7:15 AM 6,435 Views 53 Comments

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
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Last weeks to register your septic tank for €5

Sep 17th 2012, 4:33 PM 27,338 Views 41 Comments

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
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

1.65 per cent of septic tanks registered within first four weeks

Jul 24th 2012, 7:00 PM 5,049 Views 29 Comments

The number of registrations for mandatory inspections remains low, almost a month into the special €5 window.

Registration for septic tank inspections begins
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Registration for septic tank inspections begins

Jun 26th 2012, 5:26 PM 35,637 Views 41 Comments

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'
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

TD kicked out of committee meeting after accusing Phil Hogan of 'lies'

Jun 26th 2012, 5:00 PM 7,715 Views 25 Comments

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
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Registration for septic tank inspections may begin this month

Jun 18th 2012, 12:03 PM 6,274 Views 49 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Sludgy and outdated: Why our education system is like a septic tank

May 24th 2012, 7:30 PM 129 Views 16 Comments

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
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Apr 18th 2012, 8:00 PM 3,299 Views 0 Comments

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
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Unforeseen delay in rollout of septic tank registrations

Apr 18th 2012, 3:03 PM 4,212 Views 31 Comments

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
# Water Meters
# Water Meters

Plumbers' association 'ready to start work' on installing water meters

Apr 17th 2012, 7:04 PM 8,565 Views 70 Comments

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
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

17 questions (and answers) about those new water charges

Apr 17th 2012, 5:52 PM 16,419 Views 109 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s Q&A on one of the most controversial issues of the day…

12 random items that convulsed Irish politics this past year
# One Year In
# One Year In

12 random items that convulsed Irish politics this past year

Mar 9th 2012, 8:30 PM 5,874 Views 2 Comments

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
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Mar 1st 2012, 8:00 PM 2,699 Views 0 Comments

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Submissions sought on septic tank regulation guidelines
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Submissions sought on septic tank regulation guidelines

Mar 1st 2012, 1:03 PM 3,755 Views 23 Comments

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
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Hogan says there is 'no excuse' not to pay septic tank charge

Feb 7th 2012, 8:31 AM 6,534 Views 81 Comments

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?
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Explainer: What's going on with Ireland's septic tanks?

Jan 24th 2012, 11:07 AM 8,483 Views 35 Comments

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
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Government strikes down bid to halt septic tank bill

Jan 18th 2012, 12:00 PM 2,073 Views 11 Comments

Opposition TDs wanted to delay the Water Services Amendment Bill until expert advice had been received, but were frustrated.

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