New wastewater treatment options in Ireland 2021

The EPA’s Code of Practice for Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems (Population Equivalent ≤10) was published in May 2021, replacing the 2009 version. Here’s what you need to know. 

If you’re building in the countryside, chances are that you may not be able to connect to the local authority sewer system. This means you will need some way of dealing with the wastewater you generate.  

      In ROI, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Code of Practice is the statutory reference document that explains how to tell if your site is suitable for an onsite wastewater treatment system, and if so, what options are open to you.  


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