Tralee and Killarney water part of EU court case

Tralee and Killarney are listed among 38 towns in Ireland with inadequate wastewater systems that will form part of an EU court case.

The European Commission is taking Ireland to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to ensure that urban waste water in 38 areas, including Tralee and Killarney, is adequately collected and treated to prevent serious risks to human health and the environment.

Under EU law,  towns and cities are required to collect and treat their urban wastewater, as untreated wastewater can put human health at risk and pollute lakes, rivers, soil, coastlines and groundwater.