IFA National Farm Family and Social Affairs Vice Chair Teresa Roche has welcomed the new grant for repairing or replacing existing septic tanks.
Minister Darragh O’Brien announced, from 1st January 2024, the grant available to repair, upgrade or replace septic tanks is to increase to a maximum of €12,000.
It was also announced that the qualifying condition that the septic tank must be registered with the local authority prior to 1st February 2013 will be removed.
“These changes will mean that more households will qualify for this grant and will be provided with support to upgrade or replace their septic tanks,” Teresa Roche said.
“Many homes struggle with the cost of upgrading or replacing older septic tanks. The cost can be significantly high and this increase in grant funding is most welcome which will help ease financial burden on households,” she added.
“Not only will this ease financial burden on households but will help reduce the risk of environmental impact from defective tanks,” Teresa Roche concluded.