Osberstown Treatment Plant
Waste water discharges from three Kildare locations have links to polluted rivers, according to a new EPA report.
The Environmental Protection Agency says improvements are needed at Coill Dubh, Kildare Town and Osberstown to resolve sewage problems.
The waterways involved are the River Slate, Tully Stream and the Liffey where the water quality has been described as poor at those areas.
Meanwhile, Ballymore Eustace and Kilmeague failed to meet EU sewage standards.
Overall, the report found that 10 of Ireland’s large towns did not meet national and EU requirements to provide secondary treatment, which is a biological treatment process that significantly reduces the risk of pollution from organic matter.
Untreated waste water from 43 areas was routinely discharged into rivers, estuaries and coastal waters.
The EPA is calling for increased investment. The full report can be accessed by clicking 2015 Urban Waste Water Treatment Report
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