Apply for a Licence to Discharge Effluent

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Apply for an Effluent or Wastewater Discharge Licence

You need a licence to discharge wastewater into the drainage system. If you release water without a licence, you could be prosecuted by the courts and face a large fine.

For an application form, please see


For more information

Dublin City Council
Drainage Department
Floor 4, Block 1
Civic Offices
Wood Quay
Dublin 8

Opening Hours: 9.30am to 1.00pm. 2.00pm to 4.30pm. Monday to Friday.

Tel: (01) 222 2222

Fax: (01) 222 2222