CONCERN GROWS OVER LOW SEPTIC TANK REGISTRATION RATE AS SEPTEMBER 28 DEADLINE LOOMS

21 September 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Concern was expressed at Monday’s adjourned meeting of Monaghan Co Council when members learned that only 800 people out of 12,000 had so far registered their septic tank or domestic waste water treatment systems in the county, with the deadline to avail of the reduced registration fee of €5 on Friday, September 28 fast approaching.
Acting Co Manager David Fallon said that so far only 6.6% or one in sixteen people in the county had registered.
It was emphasised at the meeting that all domestic systems must be registered by February 1 next year – and that the registration fee will increase to €50 after September 28.
The matter was also raised by way of question at Monday night’s meeting of Monaghan Town Council by Fianna Fáil public representative Robbie Gallagher, when it was pointed out that a person can register on-line at www.ProtectOurWater.ie or at local authority offices – or by sending their completed form and registration fee to Protect Our Water, PO Box 12204, Dublin 7.
Two motions were adopted at Monday’s Co Council meeting seeking the introduction of grant schemes to assist people in upgrading their septic tank systems in the future if required.
FF’s Pádraig McNally moved that the Council call on Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan TD to put in place a grant …

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