Photo © Tip FM
That's the accusation from Fianna Fail Cllr Imelda Goldsboro, who says only one in 20 households in Tipperary are eligible for government grants to repair or maintain their septic tank.
An advertising campaign is underway encouraging people to claim grants worth up to €12,000 for septic tank maintenance.
However, Cllr Goldsboro says 95 per cent of people in Tipperary are not eligible for the scheme.
That's why she warns people that if they do the work, they may not receive the grant.