Fianna Fáil calls for expert advice on impact of Septic Tank Bill – Ó Domhnaill

Fianna Fáil has formally requested that environmental and engineering experts and representatives of local authorities and community groups be called before Oireachtas Environment Committee to discuss the impact of the Government’s Septic Tank Bill (Water Services Amendment Bill 2011)

Donegal South West Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has confirmed that Fianna Fáil Environment Spokesperson Niall Collins has written to the Chairman of the Oireachtas Environment Committee Ciaran Lynch requesting that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), An Taisce, Engineers Ireland, Friend of the Irish Environment and the Irish Rural Dwellers Association be invited to make representation to the committee in the coming weeks.”

Senator Ó Domhnaill explained; “The main problem with this Bill as it stands is that we do not know what standards will apply for the inspection of septic tanks around the country. The legislation does not specify what standard will be applied and Minister Hogan has refused to be drawn on the issue.  He has also refused to allow the EPA come before the Oireachtas Environment Committee to answer questions about the inspection standards.”

“The result is a real fear that any septic tank built before 2009 will fail the inspections under Minister Hogan’s legislation.  It is this uncert

Posted: Jan 6, 2012     |     Categories: Uncategorized