EPA prosecutes Irish Water Curraheen Pumping Station

On 19 April 2017 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted Irish Water at The Courthouse, Washington Street, Cork.

Irish Water pleaded guilty to:

1. Failing to take such measures as were necessary to ensure that no deterioration in the quality of the receiving waters occurred as a result of the discharge on the 29th of July 2016.

2. Failing to notify the Agency as soon as practicable after the occurrence of an event which occurred from the 27th of July 2016 to the 29th of July 2016 (inclusive).

3. Failing to ensure that a documented Emergency Response Procedure was in place that addressed any emergency situation that may originate on-site from the 27th of July 2016 to 30th of July 2016 (inclusive).

Judge Ní Chondúin heard the case and convicted Irish Water and fined them €1,000 for the first charge and €2,000 per charge for the second and third charges.

Agency costs of €8,647.28 were awarded.