Effluent Discharge Licences
If your business discharges trade effluent to water / groundwater or sewer, this activity is licensable under Section 4 or Section 16 of the Local Government (Water Pollution) Act 1977 and 1990 (as amended).
Licence applications for discharge of trade effluent to waters are made to the Local Authority. Discharges to sewers are made to Irish Water.
Discharge Licences to Waters
Application forms and guidance relating to discharges to surface water can be obtained by clicking on the links below.
- Discharge Licence to Surface Waters Application Form
- Discharge Licence to Surface Waters Guidance Notes
Discharge Licences to Groundwaters
Application forms and guidance relating to discharges to groundwater can be obtained by clicking on the links below.
Discharge Licences to Sewers
Discharges to sewers are licenced under section 16 of the Act and applications are to be made online to Irish Water at this link.