National Inspection Plan 2013

Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems

The EPA published the National Inspection Plan for Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems in February 2013.  The Plan outlines how septic tanks and waste water treatment systems will be inspected in coming years, while making people aware of the risk to their health and to the environment if treatment systems are not working properly.

The National Inspection Plan initially focuses on a campaign to advise, educate and help people to operate and maintain their systems.  We want to increase the chances of treatment systems passing inspections as this will deliver the best outcome for public health and the environment.

The National Inspection Plan 2013 has been replaced by the 2015-2017 Plan.

The implementation of the National Inspection Plan 2013 has been reported on in the Interim Review and the Full Review.