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Corcoran Kennedy, Marcella

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Septic Tank Registration Scheme

I was prompted to raise this issue as someone who lives in a rural area, a small parish in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom mountains in Offaly, who has a septic tank to deal with waste water. Th...More Button

A number of people have contacted me with regard to their concerns that if they are required to carry out remedial works or replace their septic tanks on foot of an inspection, they will not be a...More Button

I have always believed this issue is a matter of public health and that it is not be of rural Ireland being under attack again, as many people would have us believe. Most people I know who own a...More Button

I am aware that three years ago, the European Court of Justice ruled that Ireland had failed to adopt the necessary legislation to comply with Articles 4 and 8 of the EU waste directive relating ...More Button

I believe a scheme of financial support should be put in place for the upgrading of septic tanks, whether for repair or replacement. As a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Environment,...More Button

Septic Tank Registration Scheme (Continued)

I welcome the Minister's comments. I hope the decision on the review by the Department will be made as soon as possible. The Minister has said 290,000 systems have been registered. While I under...More Button