Sixty-nine per cent of the county’s waters are “generally satisfactory,” 31% are “moderately polluted at times” and none is “seriously polluted at times,” according to an EPA report presented to Kilkenny County Council’s environment committee this month.

The report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 2011 outlines findings from several monitoring stations on each river that are sampled four to six times a year. The EU’s Water Framework Directive requires at least “good” water quality status for all waters; and for those better than “good” there must be no deterioration….

The Kilkenny People, 20/09/12.  Read the article ‘69% of county’s river water unpolluted epa finds’