EPA prosecutes Irish Water (Boherbue Sewerage Scheme Agglomeration)

On 8th March 2017 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted Irish Water at Dublin Metropolitan District Court 

Irish Water pleaded guilty to:

1. Failing to complete the improvements set out in Schedule C: Specified Improvement Programme of the Licence in order to ensure compliance with the emission limit values as set out in Schedule A: Discharges and Discharge Monitoring within the period commencing 1st January 2015 and ending on the 18th July 2016(both dates inclusive)

2. Specified discharges from the waste water works exceeding the emission limit values set out in Schedule A: Discharges and Discharge Monitoring of the licence, namely that discharges from the waste water works exceeded the emission limit values for Ammonia and Ortho-phosphorus within the period commencing on the 10th March 2015 and ending on the 18th May 2016(both dates inclusive)

Judge Brennan heard the case and deferred sentencing to 22nd March 2017.

On 22nd March 2017, Judge Brennan convicted Irish Water and fined them €2,000 per charge.

Agency costs were awarded.