36% of inspected septic tanks in Donegal failed inspections

 

36 percent of Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems inspected in Donegal in 2021 failed inspections.

They, which released it’s annual report today, revealed that 121 septic tanks were inspected by Donegal County Council in 2021.

The failure rate shows that there are many systems that are a risk to people’s health and the environment. That’s according to the Environmental Protection Agency, which released it’s annual report today.

In Donegal 36 percent of septic tanks inspected in 2021 failed the inspection.

Between 2013 and 2021, 273 septic tanks failed inspections but at the end of last year 82 percent of the issues had been resolved.

Nationally, More than half the number of tanks inspected last year failed due to structural defects or low maintenance.

 

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