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Urban Waste Water Treatment Regulations, 2001 (S.I. No. 254 of 2001).

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These Regulations, made under sections 6 and 59 of the Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992, require a sanitary authority to provide a collecting system for urban wastewater in accordance with these Regulations. Collecting systems for agglomerations of more than 15000 residents and agglomerations with a population of more than 10000 residents which discharges into any of the sensitive areas specified in Part 1 of the Third Schedule or into the relevant catchment areas of such sensitive areas shall be installed immediately and by the end of the year 2005 a system shall be installed for every agglomeration of over 2000 residents. A collecting system shall satisfy the requirements as set out in the First Schedule. The Regulations further provide for monitoring procedures in relation to treatment plants and make provision for pre-treatment requirements in relation to industrial wastewater entering collecting systems and urban wastewater treatment plants and give effect to provisions of Council Directive 91/271/EEC concerning urban wastewater treatment and to provisions of Directive 2000/60/EC.
Date of text
These Regulations revoke and generally re-enact in consolidated form the Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Urban Waste Water Treatment) Regulations, 1994.
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