Sewage Treatment

Around 68% of the population of Ireland live in urban areas and are connected to sewerage systems.  The balance live in rural areas and use septic tanks for treatment of sewage.

The capacities of sewerage treatment plants in Ireland vary quite substantially – from those with a capacity of less than 2,000 p.e. (p.e. meaning population equivalent), to a small number with the capacity to process over 10,000 p.e.