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# septic-tanks - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

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.

# septic-tanks - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Almost half of all household septic tanks FAILED inspections

Cork had the highest number of failures.

# septic-tanks - Thursday 20 November, 2014

# septic-tanks - Thursday 18 September, 2014

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.

# septic-tanks - Monday 7 July, 2014

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.

# septic-tanks - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Over half of septic tanks fail inspections

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

# septic-tanks - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

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.

# septic-tanks - Saturday 9 February, 2013

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

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.

# septic-tanks - Monday 4 February, 2013

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-tanks - Friday 1 February, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know before you start your day…

# septic-tanks - Monday 28 January, 2013

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.

# septic-tanks - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.

# septic-tanks - Monday 17 December, 2012

Phil Hogan announces grant scheme for septic tanks

To be eligible for a septic tank grant, householders must register by 1 February 2013.

# septic-tanks - Saturday 8 December, 2012

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-tanks - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

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.

# septic-tanks - Monday 24 September, 2012

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.

# septic-tanks - Monday 17 September, 2012

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.

# septic-tanks - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

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.

# septic-tanks - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

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' Septic Tanks This post contains videos

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.

# septic-tanks - Monday 18 June, 2012

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.

# septic-tanks - Thursday 24 May, 2012

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.

# septic-tanks - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

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.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

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.

# septic-tanks - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

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…

# septic-tanks - Friday 9 March, 2012

12 random items that convulsed Irish politics this past year One Year In This post contains images

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.

# septic-tanks - Thursday 1 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

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.

# septic-tanks - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

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.

# septic-tanks - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

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?

# septic-tanks - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

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.

# septic-tanks - Friday 13 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday

In tonight’s fix: Downgrades for France – and difficulty for us? Plus: yet more rows over septic tanks, victory for workers at La Senza, and every presentation you’ve ever seen…

State won't face septic tank fines in February despite government claims

The government has rejected claims that it has misled the Dáil and the public over fines for failure to comply with EU regulations on septic tanks.

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