Friday June 5, 2020

EPA raises concerns over sewage pumped into ocean

New figures show the impact of the absence of proper wastewater treatment plants in 44 towns and villages

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
5th March, 2017
The daily discharge of untreated wastewater at these locations was estimated at some 36,000 cubic metres per day

The equivalent of 14 Olympic-size swimming pools of raw sewage are being discharged from towns and villages every day due to the lack of adequate water infrastructure.

As the debate over the future of water charges continues, new figures show the impact of the absence of proper wastewater treatment plants in 44 towns and villages.

Environmental Protection Agency inspector David Shannon said the daily discharge of untreated wastewater at these locations was estimated at some 36,000 cubic...

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