Percolation Tests Nationwide
The purpose of an EPA Site Suitability Assessment is to determine the suitability of the site for a wastewater treatment system. The assessment will also help to predict the wastewater flow through the subsoil and into the sub-surface materials. The site characterisation process outlined here is applicable to the development of a single house and more extensive site characterisation is required for cluster and large-scale developments.
The key to installing a reliable on-site system that minimises the potential for pollution is to select and design a suitable treatment system following a thorough site assessment. For a subsoil to be effective as a medium for treating wastewater, it should retain the wastewater for a sufficient length of time, and it should be largely unsaturated and hence aerated.
Only after a site assessment has been completed can an on-site system be chosen.
The information collected in the evaluation will be used to select the on-site system.
In designing a wastewater treatment system to treat and dispose of the wastewater, three factors should be considered:
- Are there any site restrictions on the site?
- Is the site suitable to treat the wastewater? (Attenuation)
- Is the site able to dispose of the wastewater? (Hydraulic load)
For upgrading or new builds we have a network of experienced and qualified site assessors throughout Ireland who have direct experience with each local authority ensuring a smooth planning process. Contact us to discuss your individual requirements.
We can provide you with a design, quotation and site specific report , book a percolation test today and lets get your project started.