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From TheJournal.ie Over a quarter of waste water systems inspected last year 'posed risk to human health' EPA

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Raw sewage from 77,000 people in Ireland flowing into environment every day Irish Water

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water proposes recycling waste water for drinking supply to prevent shortages Reuse

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

The proposal is included within the National Water Resources Plan.

From TheJournal.ie Untreated raw sewage from the equivalent of 120,000 people is being pumped into Irish waters Waste Water

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

The Environmental Protection Agency said serious investment is needed.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water guilty of sewage pollution at four plants across the country Rotten

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Raw sewage is being pumped out in 43 areas across the country, says EPA Effluent

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Bill Gates is helping to turn poo into drinking water - and even drank some himself Waste Not Want Not

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

Like a science-pioneering, life-saving magician.

From TheJournal.ie Caught in the act: People are shaming their neighbours for wasting water Drought Shaming This post contains a poll

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

People are videoing people wasting water and posting it online.

From TheJournal.ie Rank smell plagues Donegal estate as raw sewage runs down main road Health Hazard

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Could septic tanks be a thing of the past? Private Sewage Scheme

Could septic tanks be a thing of the past?

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

From TheJournal.ie Septic tank registrations pass one-in-four mark before €5 deadline Septic Tanks

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Submissions sought on septic tank regulation guidelines Septic Tanks

Submissions sought on septic tank regulation guidelines

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

From TheJournal.ie Almost half of waste water treatment plans failing quality standards Waste Water

Almost half of waste water treatment plans failing quality standards

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know by 9am: Half of waste water plans not up to scratch, insurance complaints on the rise, and could a curry help you beat dementia?