Activity: Consultancy types › KTP & Consultancy in kind
Develop a system which will monitor and maintenance domestic systems to prevent pollution of our waterways and ground water sources.
Currently NIEA grant consent to discharge for domestic applications on a site to site basis. The application process involves percolation tests which will determine the suitability of the site for a particular type of treatment system ranging from septic tank to sewage treatment plant.
The problem hereafter is that there is no monitoring or maintenance carried out on these systems which if not addressed can lead to the pollution of our waterways and ground water sources.
By embedding knowledge and expertise in monitoring requirements and compliance on water and waste water issues, the company will be able to monitor domestic systems and enable them to provide a complete aftercare/service contract. This in turn should reduce to number of pollution events as the domestic systems will be working in optimum conditions.
The water sector in Northern Ireland expects to continue to make substantial investments in its infra-structure over the next 3 - 5 years. Historically 75% of the work associated with biological and chemical processes has gone to providers outside NI.
This is the first opportunity for the industry in Northern Ireland to develop a certification system to regulate the manufacture, installation and maintenance of septic tanks and water treatment systems used at residential and commercial premises.