EPA Prosecutes Irish Water – Freshford (D0526-01)

Hearing Date: January 11, 2022

On the 11th January 2022 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted Irish Water (Freshford) at Kilkenny District Court.

Irish Water pleaded guilty to breaching a condition of its Waste Water Discharge Licence – D0526-01 by:

  • Failing to comply with Condition 3.2, in that there was a discharge of sewage from the Freshford Pumping Station storm water overflow into the River Nuenna, being a discharge from the waste water works which was not permitted under and was not in accordance with said licence, within the period commencing on the 12th day of April 2020 and ending on the 14th day of April 2020 (both dates inclusive).

Judge Carthy convicted Irish Water and imposed a fine of €2000. Agency costs were also awarded.