Friday, January 25, 2013

Reminder: 1st February 2013 is the deadline to register your septic tank/domestic waste water system

You will not be able to register after that
If you do not register your system before 1st February 2013 you will not be able to apply for the remediation grant
By protecting our water, we protect our environment, our health and our jobs.

The Water Services (Amendment) Act 2012 introduces a new registration and inspection system for septic tanks and other domestic wastewater treatment systems.

Am I liable? If you own a property connected to a septic tank or other treatment system you need to register your system by 1st February 2013. The one-off registration fee is €50. You will not receive an invoice.
When will I be inspected? The risk-based inspections will commence during the year, you will be notified in writing by your Council in advance of an inspection. Fines of up to €5,000 may apply for systems not registered.
How do I pay?

Online: You can pay by credit/debit card at 
By Post: Application forms are available from City/County Councils, libraries and Citizen Information Centres or by calling LoCall1890 800 800. Your cheque/postal order/bank draft should be made payable to ‘Protect Our Water’ and posted with your form to: Protect Our Water, P.O. Box 12204, Dublin 7.
Local Authority: In your City/County Council Offices by cash/cheque/postal order/bank draft (no administration fee applies).
Are there remediation grants available if my system fails the inspection?
Yes, however, if you do not register your system before 1st February 2013 you will not be able to apply for financial assistance. For more details: or LoCall: 1890 800 800

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