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# waste-water - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Over half of septic tanks failed their 2020 inspection, says EPA
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Over half of septic tanks failed their 2020 inspection, says EPA

Jun 30th 2021, 8:09 AM 17,085 Views 25 Comments

Over a fifth were also found to be a risk to human life or the environment.

# waste-water - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Over a quarter of waste water systems inspected last year 'posed risk to human health'
# EPA
# EPA

Over a quarter of waste water systems inspected last year 'posed risk to human health'

Jul 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 14,512 Views 22 Comments

The EPA’s annual report shows that half of all septic tanks (1,160) failed inspection last year.

# waste-water - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Raw sewage from 77,000 people in Ireland flowing into environment every day
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Raw sewage from 77,000 people in Ireland flowing into environment every day

Nov 13th 2019, 12:05 AM 27,358 Views 48 Comments

Ireland needs “substantial” investment in waste water treatment, the EPA report said.

# waste-water - Friday 10 November, 2017

Irish Water proposes recycling waste water for drinking supply to prevent shortages
# Reuse
# Reuse

Irish Water proposes recycling waste water for drinking supply to prevent shortages

Nov 10th 2017, 2:50 PM 10,661 Views 76 Comments

The proposal is included within the National Water Resources Plan.

# waste-water - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Untreated raw sewage from the equivalent of 120,000 people is being pumped into Irish waters
# Waste Water
# Waste Water

Untreated raw sewage from the equivalent of 120,000 people is being pumped into Irish waters

Oct 24th 2017, 7:20 AM 22,527 Views 41 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency said serious investment is needed.

# waste-water - Monday 12 June, 2017

'We know it rains in Ireland. It's just not on': Emergency motion on Sandymount bathing ban
# Stay Off The Beach
# Stay Off The Beach

'We know it rains in Ireland. It's just not on': Emergency motion on Sandymount bathing ban

Jun 12th 2017, 2:38 PM 37,203 Views 31 Comments

A similar bathing ban has been lifted at Dollymount after raw sewage washed up on the beach.

# waste-water - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Irish Water guilty of sewage pollution at four plants across the country
# Rotten
# Rotten

Irish Water guilty of sewage pollution at four plants across the country

Mar 8th 2017, 8:58 PM 17,319 Views 46 Comments

Tests of the discharge showed excessive emissions of ammonia as well as phosphorus.

# waste-water - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Raw sewage is being pumped out in 43 areas across the country, says EPA
# Effluent
# Effluent

Raw sewage is being pumped out in 43 areas across the country, says EPA

Nov 24th 2016, 7:43 AM 15,397 Views 68 Comments

Waste water discharges contributed to poor quality water at six popular beaches.

# waste-water - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Bill Gates is helping to turn poo into drinking water - and even drank some himself
# Waste Not Want Not
# Waste Not Want Not

Bill Gates is helping to turn poo into drinking water - and even drank some himself

Aug 13th 2015, 8:48 PM 11,800 Views 41 Comments

Like a science-pioneering, life-saving magician.

# waste-water - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Caught in the act: People are shaming their neighbours for wasting water
# Drought Shaming
# Drought Shaming

Caught in the act: People are shaming their neighbours for wasting water

Jun 11th 2015, 8:30 PM 20,997 Views 29 Comments

People are videoing people wasting water and posting it online.

# waste-water - Monday 28 July, 2014

Rank smell plagues Donegal estate as raw sewage runs down main road
# Health Hazard
# Health Hazard

Rank smell plagues Donegal estate as raw sewage runs down main road

Jul 28th 2014, 7:00 AM 15,511 Views 22 Comments

The problem has persisted for over five years but the county council says it can’t do much about it yet.

# waste-water - Monday 7 July, 2014

Could septic tanks be a thing of the past?
# Private Sewage Scheme
# Private Sewage Scheme

Could septic tanks be a thing of the past?

Jul 7th 2014, 2:45 PM 14,833 Views 10 Comments

106 households in North Kildare will take part in the largest private group sewage scheme in Ireland.

# waste-water - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Septic tank registrations pass one-in-four mark before €5 deadline
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Septic tank registrations pass one-in-four mark before €5 deadline

Sep 26th 2012, 8:30 AM 4,330 Views 15 Comments

Over 20,000 homes which are eligible for mandatory inspections have signed up in the last few days, but overall interest remains low.

# waste-water - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Submissions sought on septic tank regulation guidelines
# Septic Tanks
# Septic Tanks

Submissions sought on septic tank regulation guidelines

Mar 1st 2012, 1:03 PM 3,738 Views 23 Comments

The guidelines for septic tank regulation have been published by Minister Phil Hogan today. Submissions on the guidlines are now being sought.

# waste-water - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Almost half of waste water treatment plans failing quality standards
# Waste Water
# Waste Water

Almost half of waste water treatment plans failing quality standards

Feb 16th 2012, 10:43 AM 1,368 Views 13 Comments

A report from the Environmental Protection Agency says half of the plants in urban sectors are failing national and EU standards.