Water Services Act 2007


F66[ National inspection plan.

70K. F67[(1) The Agency shall, as soon as may be after the commencement of this section, but not later than 31 March 2013, make a national plan (in this Part referred to as the national inspection plan) with regard to the inspection and monitoring of domestic waste water treatment systems.]

(2) When making the national inspection plan, the Agency shall have regard to

(a) relevant risks or potential risks to human health or the environment, and, in particular

(i) risks to water, air or soil, or to plants and animals,

(ii) nuisances through noise or odours, and

(iii) risks to the countryside or places of special interest,

(b) relevant available information in relation to specific types and locations of domestic waste water treatment systems,

(c) appropriate and specific qualitative and quantitative criteria, targets and indicators for inspections, and

(d) any incidental or ancillary matters or such matters as may be prescribed by the Minister.

(3) The Agency shall from time to time as it thinks appropriate, and at least once in each period of 5 years after the date of making of the national inspection plan, review the plan and make such revisions thereto as it thinks fit and references in this Part to such a plan shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be construed as including references to such a plan as so revised.

(4) The Agency shall furnish a copy of the national inspection plan to the Minister, each water services authority and such other person as may be prescribed.

(5) It shall be a function of each water services authority to take necessary measures to implement or otherwise give effect to the national inspection plan, including arranging for inspections under section 70H to be carried out within its functional area, as provided for in the plan. ]




Inserted (26.06.2012) by Water Services (Amendment) Act 2012 (2/2012), s. 4, S.I. No. 219 of 2012.


Substituted (8.02.2013) by European Union (Inspection Plan) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 38 of 2013), reg. 2.