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Waste water

All discharges to the aquatic environment from sewerage systems owned, managed and operated by Water Services Authorities will require a waste water discharge licence or certificate of authorisation from the EPA. Read more below.

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Uisce Éireann must use its new investment plan to end pollution of our rivers and coastal waters from waste water

Date released: October 25, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report Urban Waste Water Treatment in 2022, released today, shows that Uisce Éireann has made progress in stopping discharges of raw sewage over the past year, with the connection of six villages to new treatment plants in 2022.

Fixing faulty septic tanks is taking too long, says EPA

Date released: June 27, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the report on Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems Inspections in 2022. The EPA examined the 1,143 inspections of domestic waste water treatment systems completed by local authorities in 2022.

Poorly treated sewage continues to harm the quality of our rivers, lakes and coastal waters, says EPA.

Date released: October 19, 2022

The EPA report on Urban Waste Water Treatment in 2021, released today, shows that investment in waste water infrastructure is delivering improvements to priority areas identified by the EPA, but treatment at many areas is still not as good as it needs to be.