The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr Phil Hogan has given some more details about fees for the registration and inspection of Septic Tanks in Ireland. The exact details though are still not known.
UPDATE FEB 2012 – Septic Tank Charges
All householders with septic tanks and other on-site systems (about 440,000 ) will be required to register their septic tank or waste treatment system with the local authority. A national register will be compiled and held by the Environmental Protection Agency. Registration is expected to start sometime in 2012.
A registration fee of no more than €50 is expected – but an axact figure has not been decided yet. Strangely – there will be a requirement to re-register the systems – an interval of once every 5 years was mentioned.
The money generated will be put towards the delivery of a national inspection plan which will be developed by the EPA in conjuntion with local authorities;
Inspections will begin in 2013 and will be concentrated on areas with higher risk to the environment and public health, they will also be carried out in lower risk areas but at a lower rate.
Inspections may give rise to householders being advised to improve the maintenance of their systems or, in more serious situations, may require the upgrading or remediation of the treatment system.