Businesses who make emissions to air, land and water are regulated by the Environment Agency under strict European and UK laws to protect the environment and human health. MCERTS is the Environment Agency’s Monitoring Certification Scheme. It provides a framework for businesses to meet quality requirements.
If you comply with MCERTS, the Environment Agency will have confidence in the monitoring of your emissions.
If you discharge to a river, small watercourse, or the sea, and 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 monitoring specified in their permits. This includes discharge to a 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 the Environment Agency's requirements and you can demonstrate satisfactory maintenance procedures then you can apply to for an MCERTS Site Conformity Inspection Certificate.
If you have any queries regarding the MCERTS scheme then please do not hesitate to contact us.