Self monitoring of effluent flow
If you discharge effluent to a river, small watercourse or the sea, and if effluent flow monitoring is a requirement of your permit, you must monitor the volume of effluent you discharge.
This applies to large sewage treatment works, and installations which come under the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) with effluent flow monitoring specified in their permits. This will include discharges to public sewer.
You are required to have your site inspected by an inspector under the MCERTS Self Monitoring of Effluent Flow Scheme. If your flow monitoring arrangements meet our requirements and you demonstrate satisfactory maintenance procedures you can apply to Sira Certification Service for an MCERTS site conformity inspection certificate.
How to apply for an MCERTS site conformity inspection certificate
Please send an email to Sira Certification Service at email@example.com
Find an MCERTS inspector
You can find a list of companies with MCERTS inspectors on the Sira Certification Service website:
Apply to become an MCERTS inspector
If you are a flow monitoring specialist and would like to apply to become an MCERTS inspector, please send an email to Sira Certification Service at firstname.lastname@example.org.