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EPA Inspections Show Nearly 50% of Septic Tanks are Faulty

Faulty septic tanks pose a major threat to public health and the environment but latest round of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inspections show that nearly half of septic tanks in Ireland are faulty or are not functioning as they should. Read below to see how Bluestream can help you keep your septic tank safe and compliant.

Why Do I Need to Maintain my Septic Tank?

A faulty septic tank poses a serious health risk to people near you and the environment. Director of the EPA’s office of environmental enforcement Dr Tom Ryan commented on the matter “If you do not maintain your septic tank, it can contaminate your own or your neighbour’s well or your local stream, putting your health at risk and that of your family and neighbours.”


The problem with septic tanks that failed the recent inspections is that they were not built or maintained properly. This is the conclusion of an EPA review of more than 2,000 inspections of septic tanks in 2017 and 2018. This is a serious problem and one that needs to be addressed promptly.

The EPA highlight that the responsibility for correcting septic tank issues and keeping them correctly maintained lies with the householder.

The good news is that the government are helping to tackle this issue with an expanded septic tank grant scheme due to be launched later this year which will increase the maximum grant aid available to €5,000 and remove the required means test.

Do You Have Concerns About Your Septic Tank?

If you are concerned about the safety of your safety tank or have failed an EPA inspection Bluestream are here to help you rectify the issue. Bluestream is an Irish owned family business with more than 30 years experience in septic tank and waste water services in Ireland. Our services include septic tank and waste water treatment systems installation, maintenance and repair for the domestic and commercial sectors.

Check out our Septic Tank Cleaning Page https://septictanks.ie/services/septic-tank-cleaning/ for special offers in your area.

We have a 99% satisfaction rate from our customers – check out our customer survey and what our customers say about us https://septictanks.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Bluestream-Customer-Survey-Responses.pdf

If you would like the most up to date grant information or to make an enquiry about a septic tank upgrade or maintenance call us now at (045) 851 801 or email info@spetictanks.ie