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24 01, 2020

EPA Inspections Show 50% of Septic Tanks are Faulty

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Worrying septic tank statistics from review carried out by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  A review carried out by EPA of 2,000 septic system inspections during 2017 and 2018 showed a failure rate as high as 50% of all septic tank systems. The systems that failed the inspections ‘were not built or maintained properly’ according to the [...]

2 07, 2019

EPA warns of risks from malfunctioning septic tanks


A senior scientist with the Environmental Protection Agency has called on householders to take action to prevent leaks from their septic tanks. The EPA inspected over 2,000 septic tanks and other domestic waste water treatment systems in 2017 and 2018. Speaking on RTÉ'S News at One, Noel Byrne said that there was a 48% failure rate [...]

7 08, 2015

Ireland is being taken to Court for failing to upgrade wastewater treatment infrastructure


The European Commission plans to take Ireland to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to upgrade the wastewater treatment infrastructure. Under EU law (Council Directive 91/271/EEC), towns and cities are required to collect and treat their urban wastewater.  Untreated wastewater can put human health at risk and pollute lakes, rivers, soil, coastal and [...]

2 06, 2015

Water is top concern for textile industry executives


Water is the most serious long term environmental challenge facing the global textile industry, according to a recent study by Ecotextile News. Ecotextile interviewed 50 senior executives from the global textile industry for its February/ March 2017 edition and asked them about the environmental and sustainability challenges facing their own organisations as well as the wider [...]

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