Water Services Act 2007


Amendment of Act of 1977.

109.— The Act of 1977 is amended—

(a) in section 4(1) by inserting the following paragraph after paragraph (b):

“(c) In this subsection a discharge to waters includes a discharge from a septic tank or other waste water treatment system to a percolation area or to soil.”,

(b) in section 6(2) by substituting the following for paragraph (f) and paragraph (g) (inserted by the Local Government (Water Pollution) Act 1977 (Transfer of Appeals) Order 1978 (S.I. No. 96 of 1978)):

“(f) requiring an applicant to defray or contribute towards the cost of investigation carried out by a local authority in relation to an application;

(g) the oral hearing of any appeal to An Bord Pleanála and any such oral hearing conducted by it or by a person appointed for that purpose by it;

(h) procedural matters in relation to appeals;

(i) related ancillary and incidental matters.”.