Ensure your choice of treatment plant is compliant
Building your own home in a quiet rural setting offers many benefits but this type of location also brings additional responsibilities of ownership, not least understanding the impact your new house will have on the environment around you.
One of the most important considerations is drainage and wastewater management. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility under EPA guidelines (ROI)
or NIEA regulations (NI)
to make sure your wastewater treatment solution is compliant.
In ROI where the planning process is integrated with waste management, you will not gain approval without this aspect of your build fully investigated. You must also ensure that your wastewater treatment system is regularly serviced and maintained each year.