Fine Gael Tipperary South TD, Tom Hayes, has said that the draft septic tank standards published today (Thursday) by the Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan, underline the practical approach being taken by the Government tprotect our groundwater supplies.
Members of the public are being invited to make submissions on the draft standards over the next four weeks.
“There has been much scaremongering and false information circulated by members of the Opposition regarding the system the Government is putting in place to ensure septic tanks are working safely. Minister Hogan has consistently shown that the outlandish claims being made are untrue. He has published draft performance standards for septic tanks, and he wants the public’s views on the matter.
See the Tipperary Star for more on this story.