Fianna Fáil in Donegal are holding a series of information meetings across the county aimed at providing up to date information on the septic tank legislation, registration process and grant-aid available.
Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill said; “We are holding information meetings across the county to inform people on this issue which will affect every house with a private waste water treatment system (septic tank).
“We are holding all of our meetings prior to the 1st of February Regulation Liability date as the Environment Minister has made registration by this sate a strict condition of eligibility for grant-aid of up to €4,000.
“Following pressure from Fianna Fáil a grant aid package was put in place and, while welcome, and a step in the right direction, this should not be capped at €4,000 in view of the fact that some septic tank upgrades may involve higher costs. We have raised this matter with the Minister and have also sought an extension to the registration date to the end of April so that the standards to be met can be published and scrutinised by all.”
Everyone is welcome to attend these information meetings. A detailed presentation will be provided at each meeting by Cllr Paul Canning, who is an experienced Architect and Qualified Site Assessor.
The first meeting takes place at 8pm tonight in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties.
On Saturday, there will be a meeting in Leghowney Hall, Donegal Town, also at 8pm.
At 6pm on Sunday, a meeting will be held in An tSean Beairic, Falcarragh.
There will be a meeting at 8pm on Monday night at McBride’s Bar, Castlefin.
Further meetings will be held in towns and villages across the county over the coming fortnight, venues to be confirmed.