- Nov 29, 2009
Difficult to comment on this to be honest, except to say that it doesn't seem to bother anyone. Morning Ireland had a very hostile interview with the person responsible in Irish Water which seemed to imply that it was all his/its fault despite IW being the hapless inheritor of this em mess !The Environmental Protection Agency has said that the pace of improvements to Ireland's waste water treatment infrastructure is falling far short of requirements.
It has initiated seven prosecutions against Irish Water over sewage discharges over the past ten months.
It found 44 areas where untreated sewage from the equivalent of 120,000 people is being discharged directly into the environment each day.
It comes 26 years after EU standards were set and 12 years after the deadline for complying with those standards has passed.
In its 2016 Urban Waste Water Treatment Report, the EPA said that sewage treatment at 50 of Ireland's 185 largest towns and cities is failing to prevent pollution and protect public health.