EPA prosecutes Irish Water – Dromcollagher

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 first of the improvements set out in Schedule C: Specified Improvement Programme of the said licence by 31st of December 2015 in order to ensure compliance with the emission limit values as set out in Schedule A: Discharges and Discharge Monitoring of the said Licence for the period commencing the 1st of January 2016 to 30th of August 2016

2. Specified discharges from the waste water works exceeding the emission limit values set out in Schedule A: Discharges and Discharge Monitoring of the said Licence, namely that discharges from the waste water works exceeded the emission limit values for Ammonia, cBOD, COD, Suspended Solids and Total Phosphorus for the period commencing on the 8th of March 2016 and ending on the 30th of August 2016,

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

On 22nd March 2017 Judge Brennan convicted Irish Water and fined them €4,000 for charge 1 and €3,000 for charge 2.

Agency costs were awarded.