Offaly County Council no longer completes Site Suitability Assessments for on-site wastewater treatment (percolation testing) in-house.
It is vitally important that groundwater sources are protected from potential sources of pollution.
The Water Framework Directive is European Legislation which requires us to achieve good status for all rivers by 2015.
Preservation and improvement of our Rivers and Groundwater are important in order to ensure a safe drinking water supply.
For further information and details on Domestic Waste Water/Septic tanks click on the link below.
Revised agricultural practices were introduced in December 2010 and were amended in 2011.
Pesticides and herbicides can enter rivers, streams or groundwater bodies used as sources for drinking water....
Offaly County Council on behalf of Irish Water operates 27 Waste Water Treatment Works throughout the County.
Offaly County Council is affiliated to three CFRAMs; namely the Shannon, Eastern and South Eastern.