Waters in Clarinbridgge and Kilcolgan rivers were one of three in the west that have displayed less than good compliance with water quality standards.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA ) this week published three Integrated Water Quality Assessments for 2013 which showed that 60 per cent of rivers and lakes in Ireland achieved a high standard of compliance with the phosphorus Environmental Quality Standards, which are a key chemical indicator of water quality.

By contrast, more than 90 per cent of rivers and lakes, in the Western River Basin District display a High compliance with these standards. Only Clarinbridge and Kilcolgan Rivers (Galway ), Ballindine River (Mayo ) and Tubbercurry River (Sligo ) displayed ‘less than good’ compliance with the standards….

Galway Advertiser 26/02/2015 Read the article ‘Two Galway rivers show less than good compliance in new water standard survey