40% of houses face septic tank charges

As septic tank owners around the country receive a new leaflet warning them to register with local authorities, new Census 2011 data reveals that 40% of Kilkenny households have septic tanks – 13,444 houses in total, writes Sam Matthews.

As septic tank owners around the country receive a new leaflet warning them to register with local authorities, new Census 2011 data reveals that 40% of Kilkenny households have septic tanks – 13,444 houses in total, writes Sam Matthews.

A total of 17,273 homes in Kilkenny are connected to public sewerage schemes, representing 51.4% of all households.

The public mains supplies the drinking water for nearly 60% of all households in Kilkenny. A further 8.1% are connected to a local authority group water scheme, and 30% are connected to a private source.

Oil remains the most popular type of central heating fuel used in Kilkenny, heating 58.6% of all homes in the county.