80% of the 30,000 septic tanks in Donegal will fail EU regulations

It is estimated that at least 80% of the 30,000 septic tanks in Donegal will fail current EU regulations when tested.

Cllr Paul Canning gave the estimate as he said that most houses constructed prior to 2010 would need extensive upgrading if Inspected under new government plans.

From next year, all homes with a council water supply, but not connected to a main sewer, will have to pay a 50 euro registration fee and have their septic tank inspected

Clr Canning outlines why he feels the overwhelming majority will fail.......

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