Trade Discharge Licences

Water Pollution Discharge Licences are issued under Section 4 and Section 16 of the Local Government (Water Pollution) Act 1977 as amended in 1990, in order to allow companies and other bodies to discharge a controlled amount of trade effluent to a public sewer, surface waters or ground waters.

  • Section 4 of the Act refers to Discharge of Trade or Sewage Effluent to Waters.
  • Section 16 of the Act refers to Discharge of Trade Effluent or other matter (other than domestic sewage or storm water) to a Sewer.

Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of a Discharge Licence is an offence under the Local Government (Water Pollution) Act 1977 as amended in 1990.

Register of Licences - Discharge to Waters.doc (size 27.1 KB | )

Application forms can be downloaded below.  Completed forms should be submitted to The Environment Section, Leitrim County Council, Áras an Chontae, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim together with the fee of €380.

If you have any queries regarding applying for either of the above Licences, please contact the Environment Section on 1890 205 205.

Application form for Licence to Discharge to Waters

Guidance to Applicant Discharge to Waters


  • EU Sturctural Fund
  • European Union