What if my septic tank fails the inspection?
If your septic tank system fails the inspection process, you can apply for a grant of up to €4,000 from the Department of the Environment.
The grant is only available to householders whose septic tanks have failed the EPA inspection and who have received an advisory notice from the EPA.
The grant is available to carry out work to repair or upgrade domestic waste water treatment systems (septic tanks). However, it will not be available to householders who did not register their tank before the February 2013 deadline.
Table 1 shows the level of grants available to householders, depending on their annual income.
Households with an income of up to €50,000 per year will be eligible to apply for a grant of 80pc of approved costs, up to a maximum of €4,000.
Households with incomes between €50,001 and €75,000 per year will be eligible for a grant of 50pc of approved costs, up to a maximum of €2,500.
Your household income is calculated as the property owner's gross taxable income in the previous tax year, together with that of his or her spouse or partner.
For self-employed farmers, a notice of income assessment will be needed with the application, while PAYE employees will need a PAYE balancing statement.