EPA Prosecutes Irish Water, Kealkill Public Water Supply, County Cork

Hearing Date: January 08, 2020

On 8th January 2020 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted Irish Water (Kealkill Public Water Supply, County Cork) at Dublin Metropolitan District Court. 

Irish Water pleaded guilty to:

  • Failing to comply with a Direction given by the Agency, dated 5th June 2015. The Direction required that Irish Water submit a final report to the Agency by or before 31st December 2018 containing monitoring results verifying that the trihalomethanes parametric value as specified in the European Union (Drinking) Water Regulations 2014 (as amended) had been complied with.

On hearing details of the offence Judge Halpin convicted Irish Water and imposed a fine of €1,000.  Costs were also awarded to the Agency.