Wastewater legislation for single houses

The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (DoECLG) has published a The Water Services  (Amendment) Bill 2011  to regulate wastewater discharges from all homes that are not connected to the public sewer network.

All on-site septic tank systems or domestic wastewater treatment systems will have to be registered.  The registration system is to be established and maintained by the local authorities.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be responsible for the development of a National Inspection Plan. The EPA have produced a list of  frequently asked questions on the latest information available on the Bill.