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Iains BS: Ecoloon or Green Hero (92* d) RE: BS: Ecoloon or Green Hero 27 Apr 19

MY internet searches emphatically state that the first government directive meter installations occurred in 2013. The only exceptions may be group water schemes that supply 6% of the population of Clare. They may or may not be metered. But, the meters under discussion here are those installed by Irish Water, not privately installed meters that may well go back 50years.

If the government start to inspect septic tanks in earnest many householders will find them condemned. Permeability tests on glacial gravels and overconsolidated glacial clays will inevitably be out of spec and require extensive remedial works for the drainage outfields to be in compliance. Many neglect to pump away solids and these building up over time may eventually render the outfields useless.

As I said previously the Irish approach to water supply and disposal is a bit of a mess and changes every 5 minutes. Not the best approach to dealing with critical infrastructure.

The ‘leakage’ issue is a red herring.
I wish it was! I had a house 20 years ago and my meter was on the main road 1/2 mile from the house. Finding the leak, fixing it, and paying the resultant bill was a significant sum. As the two intervening fields my supply pipe ran under had a wheat crop there was only a limited window of opportunity after harvest to be able to sort the issue our before the land was resowed.

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