Irish Water defends record on raw sewage discharges after criticism in EPA report

Irish Times | May 13, 2022 at 1:40 PM
  • Irish Water has defended its record on improving wastewater treatment and confirmed the utility is on track to end “almost all raw sewage discharges” into rivers, lakes and seas within the next three years.
  • Local authorities were responsible for the monitoring and managing of bathing waters, while “Irish Water’s role is to operate and manage wastewater infrastructure so it does not negatively impact on bathing waters,” a spokesman pointed out.
  • It had also started construction on the long-awaited new wastewater treatment plant in Arklow which, when it is completed in 2025, would bring big benefits to the town and surrounding areas in terms of health, environmental protection and improved water quality.