Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (440)

Simon Harris

Question:

440. Deputy Simon Harris asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow may recover some of the cost incurred for a puraflo effluent treatment system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9728/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

On 17 December 2012 I announced my intention to introduce a grant scheme to provide financial assistance to households whose septic tanks and other domestic waste water treatment systems are deemed to require remediation following an inspection under the Water Services (Amendment) Act 2012. The grant scheme will apply to treatment systems which are the subject of an Advisory Notice issued by a water services authority following an inspection carried out under the 2012 Act and the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Inspection Plan 2013. Full details of the scheme will be defined in regulations which I will make in advance of inspections commencing later this year.