Daly Says Funding Urgently Needed To Improve Water Quality In Tralee Area

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Deputy Pa Daly.

SINN Fein TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has highlighted the need for funding to improve water quality in Tralee and around Kerry.

Deputy Daly was speaking after the EPA announced the towns and areas struggling on water quality.

“The EPA report states that Abbeydorney and Tralee need improvements to prevent waste water from harming rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal waters,” said the Tralee man.

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“This echoes what I have been saying for a number of years now, namely that the Big River in Tralee is being polluted by emissions from combined sewers and septic tanks.”

“Other areas in the county are also of concern. Kilgarvan is listed as one of the 12 towns and villages in the country where waste water treatment must improve to help protect freshwater pearl mussels. Cromane, Maherees, Tralee Bay, Valentia Harbour and the Kenmare River all require overdue assessments by Irish Water.

“But we need more than assessment, Irish Water must carry out this work as soon as possible and be provided with the funding to address water quality issues in Kerry. The relevant government departments must also bring prosecutions where illegal discharges are taking place,” said Deputy Daly.

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