Percolation Testing and Site Assessment

When building a development that will discharge treated wastewater to the ground, a site assessment is required in order to ascertain if the ground can treat and assimilate the volume of wastewater generated.

This involves a five step process:
  1. Desk study of expected site conditions and environmental constraints
  2. Visual assessment and mapping of the site
  3. Trial hole logging and analysis of subsurface strata
  4. Percolation tests on the receiving material
  5. Recommendation of appropriate system and design of percolation area (if feasible)
The resultant report will detail what type of treatment scenario and discharge option best suits the site and will ensure that all appropriate site criteria are met in order to minimize the potential risk to the environment, surface water, groundwater, wells and human health.

EurGeol Robert Meehan, B.A., Ph.D., PGeo.


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County Meath.

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