A family-run business in Riverstick has devised a new way of treating waste water and with it created ten new jobs.
Ireland Waste Water said this week that it is the only company that has achieved European certification for their product, Circle 7.
Last week, representatives from the EU certifying body flew in to Cork to launch Circle 7, an invention that will, in a more environmentally friendly way, purify waste water in homes, schools, factories and businesses throughout rural Ireland to a higher standard than what’s currently achievable.
The company claim that it could save homes and businesses thousands of euro as it launched the invention on Monday.
It reimagines the traditional flawed septic tank process which, when not managed correctly, is a risk for contaminating the land and the water system.
Circle 7 provides a new system to treat waste water by taking household waste, percolating it using an advanced filtration system and bringing it to a near drinking water standard.
Speaking in advance of the launch, Niall Mulcahy Co-founder of Ireland Waste Water, which he runs with his wife Mary, said: “An ongoing problem with waste water from Irish households is the growing use of chemicals which is leading to an increase in the amount of ‘grey water’. Grey water is damaging septic tank and wastewater systems as they currently stand in homes all over the country, with the primary risk being contamination of the clean water supply into a home, as well as of the surrounding land.
“The added bonus of our system is that it will actually save homeowners €5,000 over five years, at least, because there is no desludging required, no parts replacement, no media filter replacement and no pumps needed!”