The choice should be yours

The practice of site assessors recommending a specific make and model has to go, writes Pat Phelan of Biorock.

In NI, specifying onsite wastewater treatment systems is in many ways much more effective than in ROI. Not only is there less paperwork, the process rightly focuses on the certified water quality you are getting at the end of the treatment process.

In ROI, the rules are actually very simple. The onsite wastewater treatment plant must be certified to EN12566-3 and the SR66 standard. The list of certified plants is here.

That is the only requirement of the EPA and building regulations.

However, over the years, the practice has developed for site assessors to recommend a specific make and model in their site assessment reports.

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