Irish Water has no time frame to carry out improvement works to two Cavan village supplies

The EPA is concerned there’s no time frame for improvement works to water supplies in two Cavan villages.

The environmental watchdog’s Urban Waste Water Treatment Report found five local water bodies are at risk of pollution from waste water discharges.

 

Five local water bodies at risk of pollution were identified as having waste water discharges as the sole significant pressure.

In Cavan, these were the Kells Blackwater that follows through Bailieborough, the Macnean in Blacklion and the Mullagh Lough Stream.

The two Monaghan water bodies were the Muckno and Proules in south Monaghan.

David Shannon from the EPA said Irish Water has only committed to improving some of the supplies at risk.

In a separate section of the report, Kingscourt and Virginia were both highlighted as towns that didn’t meet the secondary treatment requirements under the European Union’s legally binding standards.

However, Kingscourt and Virginia were both highlighted as towns that didn’t meet the secondary treatment requirements under the European Union’s legally binding standards.

The EPA said the release of raw sewage into the Cavan River in 2018 was one of three “serious incidents” that resulted in fish kills.

The cause of the incident was found to be an overflow from an underground tank. This was emptied, cleaned and remedied a day after it was reported.