In Northern Ireland, it is a legal requirement that all septic tanks and wastewater treatment systems have a Consent to Discharge certificate issued by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). Consent to Discharge is required if your property is not connected to the public sewer.
If you are building a new home and you are unable to connect to the main sewer, an important part of your planning permission is that you must obtain Consent to Discharge from DAERA before installing a new septic tank or sewage treatment plant.
If your property or business has a septic tank that currently discharges wastewater directly to a watercourse, it must be upgraded immediately. The homeowner or business could face prosecution if action is not taken.
It is an offence under the Water (NI) Order 1999 to discharge sewage effluent into a waterway or soakaway without the consent of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). Failure to install and maintain a treatment system in accordance with the conditions of the consent is a criminal offence in Northern Ireland.
As part of our consultancy service, Viltra can help you every step of the way with the Consent to Discharge process in Northern Ireland, from the application, consultation with the DAERA, right up to final approval. From single domestic houses up to large commercial and industrial projects, Viltra can take care of the process for you.
Viltra can take care of the whole process for you. We will visit your site to establish what system is recommended, based on our wealth of experience and knowledge. We will then ensure that we have all the information necessary to complete your application.
As part of our service, we offer the following:
• Site inspection and report
• Design proposal
• Consent to Discharge application
• Consultation with DAERA
Why choose Viltra to take care of your Consent to Discharge application?
Viltra will take the issue out of your hands, liaising with the DAERA directly, in a productive and straightforward process
Viltra have a knowledgeable and experienced team of employees, all of which go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction
All products and services are custom designed to suit customer requirements
Our products are proudly manufactured in-house in Northern Ireland, enabling you to support local business
Dedicated after-sales service to give our customers clarity and reassurance
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At Viltra, we are specialists in separating waste and water. Whether you have an individual household, a business or a development, we all need and rely on water, we all create and dispose of waste and we all must keep these two worlds apart.
Viltra are a dedicated team who designs, manufactures and installs wastewater treatment solutions for a wide range of sectors across the UK and Ireland, including the commercial and industrial sector, education sector, conservation sector, domestic sector, agricultural sector and the tourism and hospitality industry. Offering an end-to-end service, the experienced team at Viltra ensure our customers receive a premium service and a robust solution to their wastewater management requirements.
To make an enquiry or to book a site visit by our expert engineers who will find a solution for you, please get in touch with Viltra through the contact form provided.