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Seventy-eight per cent of septic tanks in Mayo inspected during the period from 2017-2018 failed their inspection, according to the latest report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This was the hightest failure rate in the country, according to the report, with Roscommon the next highest on 65 per cent and both Leitrim and Wexford having failure rates of 63 per cent.
Cllr Annie May Reape is advising rural dwellers that the Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme 2019 to 2021, which was launched in February, is now open for applications for funding under a measure eight scheme.
The most recent inspections of septic tanks by the Environmental Protection Agency had revealed that their threat to the country’s drinking water had been substantially exaggerated and paled in significance with the damage being caused by 38 of Ireland’s largest sewage discharge systems that failed to meet treatment standard.
Galway has second highest pass rate in septic tank inspections.
Homeowners will not maintain or repair their septic tank systems if they can only apply for a grant after a random inspection from their local authority says Galway West TD Noel Grealish.
Westmeath County Council manager, Barry Kehoe, has expressed his gratitude for the 11,047 septic tank registrations that have been received in Westmeath, representing 90 per cent of owners.
Mayo County Manager Peter Hynes has expressed his gratitude for the 27,424 septic tank registrations that have been received in the county. Mr Hynes has also welcomed the announcement by Minister Phil Hogan on the provision of grant assistance for householders whose septic tanks are deemed to require remediation following inspection under the EPA’s National Inspection Plan.
Ballinrobe Fine Gael councillor Michael Burke has welcomed the news that people who have to carry out repairs on septic tanks will not have to apply for planning permission to do so.
Galway has been designated one of the top high risk areas “in need of greatest protection” by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which has launched its national plan for septic tank and waste water treatment system inspections and procedures.
The role of Westmeath County Council in the inspection of septic tanks “has yet to be clarified”, according to a council official; however he is satisfied the rules as laid down by the Department of the Environment on this are sufficient.