Councillor questions logic behind septic tank inspection priorities

A Donegal Councillor says flawed logic appears to be governing policy relating to septic tank inspections.

It's emerged that septic tanks in parts of Donegal will be among the first to be targetted when inspections begin next year.

The Irish Independent has published figures this morning suggesting that tanks in the Swilly and Crana catchments will be high on the priority list.

Cllr Paul Canning says these findings are based on samples which cannot differentiate between what is leaving an urban based treatment plant or a rural septic tank, and he believes septic tanks are not as dangerous as the government is claiming......

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