Scheme to facilitate testing of Zero Discharge Wastewater Treatment & Disposal Systems in Co. Leitrim

Leitrim County Council has identified an opportunity to facilitate the testing of wastewater treatment and disposal systems that have the potential to have no (zero) discharge of effluent to ground.  The successful testing of such a system would be of significant importance to the county, as most of the soil types in Co. Leitrim are not suitable to satisfy the current Environmental Protection Authority Code of Practice for individual wastewater treatment and disposal systems. In order to demonstrate the suitability and effectiveness of Zero Discharge Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems in Co. Leitrim, Leitrim County Council have commenced a Pilot Scheme in which a number of such systems will be installed, commissioned and monitored over a period of time.

There remains an opportunity for further interested parties to become involved in participating in this Pilot Scheme In order to have a sufficient representative sample of such systems (constructed and operational) to monitor and review.  Participation may facilitate applicants being successful in obtaining planning permission to construct a dwelling in a rural area which would otherwise not be possible due to the underlying soil and sub-soil conditions which prevail.

Leitrim County Council has prepared a short background document providing details of this scheme and selection criteria which will be applied for determining additional participants. In order to be considered for participation in this Pilot Scheme, an application form is available below or from the offices of the Planning Department, Leitrim County Council, Aras an Chontae, Carrick-on-Shannon , Co. Leitrim. Please read the details carefully as participation in the Pilot Scheme will carry additional requirements at planning application stage and, if successful, post construction monitoring of the operational system. The closing date for receipt of completed application forms will be close of business onFriday 30th September 2016.

Application Form Zero Waste Water Discharge Scheme.docx (size 29.2 KB) |

Scheme to facilitate testing of Zero Discharge wastewater Treatment & Disposal Systems in Co. Leitrim - Background Information.docx (size 34.4 KB)

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