Septic tank inspections

Inspections concentrating on areas with high risk

Wexford County Council will arrange for inspections to be carried out. Inspections will not be carried out on request. We will notify you if your domestic waste water treatment system is to be inspected.

The inspections will concentrate on areas with high risk to the environment and public health – where drinking water sources or habitats are at risk from waste water discharges. They will also be carried out in areas of lower risk, but at a lower rate. 

If it is not working properly you will get an advisory notice from us, requiring you to improve the maintenance of your system or to upgrade or remediate it. 


The inspectors are appointed and approved by the EPA. They carry identification and this should be shown to householders on request.

For more information on standards related to spectic tanks and how to maintain your septic tank see the EPA website.