Written answers

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Department of Environment, Community and Local Government

Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems

Photo of Andrew DoyleAndrew Doyle (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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191. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government when he plans to introduce a grant scheme to provide financial assistance to households whose septic tanks and other domestic wastewater treatment systems are deemed to require remediation following an inspection; when he expects to be in a position to announce such a scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31315/13]

Photo of Phil HoganPhil Hogan (Minister, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government; Carlow-Kilkenny, Fine Gael)
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In December 2012 I announced that a grant scheme would be established to provide financial assistance to households whose treatment systems are deemed, following inspection under the 2012 legislation, to require remediation or upgrading and that full details would be set down in Regulations which I would make in advance of inspections commencing. This week I signed the Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems (Financial Assistance) Regulations 2013 to give effect to the grant scheme and, in accordance with Section 18 of the Water Services Act 2007, the regulations have been laid before each House of the Oireachtas.

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