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Septic Tank Scheme Stinks

category wexford | bin tax / household tax / water tax | press release author Thursday February 09, 2012 15:33author by O. O'Connell Report this post to the editors

Goalposts have been shifted - but we don't even know what the new rules are

“Our core concerns remain: what are the actual tank standards? What assistance will be available if we now need to upgrade our systems, despite having complied by the rules that the institutions of state set previously? Instead of answering these questions, Minister Phil Hogan has introduced draconian legislation which dictates that householders will be dragged through the courts and may be fined up to €5,000 if they cannot comply with his secret standards. The heavy-handedness, and lack of clarity surrounding this scheme stinks.”

The organiser of a public meeting against the government’s proposed septic tank scheme, has said that its core issues and roll-out ‘stinks’. Oisín O’Connell from Foulkesmill said that he decided to organise the meeting in the Horse-and-Hound, Ballinaboola on the fifteenth of February, to highlight misconceptions surrounding the controversial scheme, and to present sensible alternatives.

“Our core concerns remain: what are the actual tank standards? What assistance will be available if we now need to upgrade our systems, despite having complied by the rules that the institutions of state set previously? Instead of answering these questions, Minister Phil Hogan has introduced draconian legislation which dictates that householders will be dragged through the courts and may be fined up to €5,000 if they cannot comply with his secret standards. The heavy-handedness, and lack of clarity surrounding this scheme stinks.”

“The entire septic tank scheme is of huge concern to rural Ireland,” Mr O’Connell said. “The government wants the power to criminalise people first, but without telling us what the actual rules are. They are trying to distract us from core issues like this, including the great personal and family costs of upgrades. They are trying to muddy the waters by focusing on the additional costs of the appeals process and registration - as though these were the only issues.”

“Our problem is not concerning the genuine environmental and social need to protect our water-tables and water sources. The issue is about using this as a money-grabbing tactic at a time of economic collapse. The issue is about successive governments who failed to comply with EEC/EU directives regarding the disposing of domestic wastewater - dating back to 1975. Now they want us to pay, to fix it for them overnight. Rural householders who have paid for their own infrastructure - dug their own wells and installed their own sewerage system - now have to bailout government abdication of duty.”

“We need a grant scheme for upgrades. It should be a given that any upgrading will be exempt from planning permission. Criminalising, and threatening homeowners with massive fines, must end. These people are ordinary rural dwellers who have provided their own infrastructure at great cost to themselves. Now the goalposts have been shifted half-way through - but we don't even know what the new rules are, that we are being threatened with not complying. There are existing, practical, and working alternatives to this kafkaesque shambles.”

A public meeting against the government's Septic Tank Scheme will be held in the Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola on Wednesday the 15th at 8pm. Oisín O’Connell and Senator David Cullinane will be the main speakers and all are welcome to attend and contribute.

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author by serfpublication date Thu Feb 09, 2012 21:25author address author phone Report this post to the editors

A government which gives out fracking licences in the lough allen basin while in the same breath insisting on septic tank measures "to protect the water and environment" is a lying sneaky government not to be trusted!!!

Essentially this is all just a variation on the age old protection racket. "Give us money and we won't do x"

where x=" drag you through the courts and fine you."

whats the difference between the krays and FG? being beaten up by the krays only lasts a few minutes wheras FG can drag out your psychological torture harassment and anxiety for years using the courts etc.

author by GigsDpublication date Thu Feb 09, 2012 16:29author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The rules of the new tax are an irrelevance!!!!!!!!!. Any discussion of how badly handled the introduction was is an irrelevance!!!!!! And in fact will only legitimise this farce.

Its not a Sceptic Tank tax it is a Sceptic Bank tax . And was dreamed up by some unelected bureaucrat in Brussels as the latest in a long line of half -arsed(!) attempts to squeeze the life out of the Oirish people ( and the obligatory " envoirnment " issue tagged on for good measure)

Its simple they are running out of things to tax . What they eat !
The clothes they wear !
The house they live in !
The Water they need to survive!
SO WHATS LEFT??????
What comes out of there ass in endless supply ????

EUREKA !!!!!

Brown gold to the taxman !!!!!!

Yes Ireland its time to tax Shite !!!!!!

Lets just hope its done FAIRLY and across the board and ENDA ,EAMONN & JOAN pay by the TONNE for the Shite thats spewed about the Dail on a daily basis!!!!!

FOR WHAT DIED THE SONS OF ROISIN INDEED!!!!!

 
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