Any company that discharges the following requires an effluent discharge licence: 

Under the provisions of the Local Government (Water Pollution) Acts 1977 and 1990 and the Water Services Act 2007 to 2013, local authorities are responsible for the issuing of effluent discharge licences for effluents discharged to waters and Irish Water are responsible for effluent discharges to sewers. 

Completed application forms together with supporting documentation needs to be submitted to the licensing authority, including:

Additional reports may be required fro discharges to waters or where discharges are to be located in sensitive areas and on or near on Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas:

For more information on how to obtain the most appropriate discharge licence for your business, please contact ECOS.