Commenting on the announcement by Minister Hogan that Septic Tank Registration has commenced, the Chairman of ICMSA’s Farm Services and Environment Committee, Pat Rohan, has stated that the Minister must now ensure that provisions are put in place to assist rural dwellers that may have to incur significant costs in upgrading their systems.
Mr Rohan stated that a properly funded grant scheme must be introduced for rural dwellers to ensure compliance with the new Regulations
“There is a reduced registration fee of €5 until September 28th of this year and a €50 fee will apply thereafter until the closing date for registration of 1st February 2013.
“The risk-based system of inspections will commence in 2013 and it is absolutely imperative that a common sense approach be adopted in relation to inspections and adequate time must be provided for required maintenance.
“ICMSA will be actively engaging with the Minister in relation to the provision of suitable grant assistance for rural dwellers”, observed Mr Rohan