Discharge to Waters
Kilkenny County Council Environment Section is the statutory licensing authority under Section 4 of the Local Government (Water Pollution) Acts, 1977 and 1990 for the City and County of Kilkenny. Section 4 of the Act sets out the licensing requirements for the discharge of trade and sewage effluent to ground or surface waters. It should be noted that Kilkenny County Council generally does not issue discharge licences for the discharge of domestic sewage from a single house to surface waters. Domestic sewage discharges of less than 5m3 per day to groundwater are exempt from Section 4.
Download Groundwater Guidance.pdf (size 925.6 KB)
Download Application Form - Groundwater.pdf (size 15.7 MB)
Download Surface-Water-Guidance.pdf (size 289.3 KB)
Download Application Form - Surface Waters.pdf (size 775.4 KB)
Download Application Form - Surface Waters REVIEW.pdf (size 775.7 KB)
Discharge to Sewers
Section 16 of the Local Government (Water Pollution) Acts sets out the licensing requirements for the discharge of trade effluent (other than domestic sewage or stormwater) to a sewer. Commercial establishments which produce fats, oils and greases (FOG) are subject to the requirements of Section 16 of the Local Government (Water Pollution) Acts, 1977 and 1990, these include premises such as takeaways, deli's, pubs (which serve hot food), hotels, restaurants, etc.
To request an application form for a Discharge to Sewer Licence, contact Irish Water on 1890-448-448.