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This final report will present results from a two year study to monitor the performance of a hybrid reed willow bed facility at Lynches Lane, in the administrative area of South Dublin County Council (SDCC). Design specifications for the facility are presented. Monitoring results for a two year period including influent and effluent parameters, rainfall, potential evapotranspiration, and soil classification are also presented and discussed. During the two year monitoring period the system achieved a zero discharge. This report will discuss the potential application of similar systems within South Dublin County Council administrative area. This is in the context of a recent EU judgment which declared that Ireland has failed to fulfill its obligations regarding domestic wastewaters disposed of through individual waste water treatment systems. The development of an appropriate zero discharge wastewater facility similar to the one operating successfully at Lynches Lane, has the potential to address this source of environmental pollution in Ireland.
McCarton, L, O'Hogain, S, McDonald, D, Reid,A; Lynches Lane Reed and Willow Bed Facility Final Report, South Dublin County Council, January 2012.