Almost half of all septic tanks fail inspection – EPA

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Almost half of the septic tanks fail inspection

The review of the first year of the National Inspection Plan for septic tanks has shown that almost half of household septic tanks fail inspection.

The Environmental Protection Agency report showed that 48% of household tanks inspected by local authorities failed.

Householders can avoid failure by taking the simple step of de-sludging and maintaining their treatment system.

Local Authority inspectors carried out 987 inspections.  The result was that more than half of domestic wastewater treatment systems passed inspection.

The EPA has said that it expects the failure rate to be significant.  However that many of the failures could have been avoided by… continue reading on RTE website »



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