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Section 16 Licence to Discharge to Sewer

On 1st January 2014 the Water Services (No.2) Act 2013 was enacted.

Irish Water is now responsible for Water Services, including the issuing of licences under Section 16 of the Local Government (Water Pollution) Acts 1977 to 2007.

A licence is required from Irish Water for any trade effluent or other matter (other than domestic sewage or storm water) discharged to a sewer controlled by Irish Water.

For further information and to request an application form for a Discharge to Sewer Licence, please refer to Irish Water or click on the following link which will bring you to their website https://www.water.ie/for-business/trade-effluent/

Section 4 Licence to Discharge to Waters

Any person who intends to discharge domestic waste water or trade effluent to groundwater must attain permission to do so from either the Local Authority (Environmnent Section) or the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) before the discharge is commenced.

Where the discharge is licensable by the Local Authority, this Application Form is to be completed and submitted to the Local Authority.

The Applicant is requested to read the “Guidance on Applying for a Discharge Licence - Groundwaters” before completing the licence application form.

If you have any queries regarding an Application for a Section 4 Discharge Licence please contact the Environment Section on 045-980588 and ask to speak to staff dealing with Discharge Licencing.

Guidance on Applying for a Section 4 Discharge Licence to Groundwaters

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