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Water Pollution Complaint Reporting

Local authorities may investigate complaints about water pollution.

Pollution Control

Local Authorities have wide ranging powers and responsibilities to stop and prevent water pollution, including:

  • Licensing of discharges to surface waters from industrial, commercial and domestic activities
  • Pollution investigations
  • Farm inspections
  • Domestic wastewater treatment systems (septic tanks and other treatment systems)
  • Monitoring water quality

Related Information

Agricultural Practice

Important Note

The information contained in the attached Handbook is being provided as a guide to farmers and should not be regarded as a legal interpretation of the Regulations.

Statutory Instrument S.I. No. 605 of 2017 [European Union (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2017] is available at: Irish Statute Book

Make a 'Fix-it' complaint/or log an issue

Fix-it is a form that links to our Customer Relations Management System. It prompts for the type of issue so we can streamline your ticket as much as possible to the right person/section. Please include as much information and a location for the issue along with your contact details so we can contact you with an update.

Water Pollution Licences Issued by Tipperary County Council

Discharges to Surface Waters – Section 4 licences

Activities discharging wastewater directly to a river require a licence, in accordance with Section 4 of the Local Government (Water Pollution) Acts, 1977 – 2007. Before issuing a licence Tipperary County Council must be satisfied that the wastewater is adequately treated and will not cause water pollution.

Tipperary County Council maintains a Register of Licences issued in the county, contact the Environment Section for details.

Discharges to Sewers – Section 16 licences

Water Quality Complaints

If you have a complaint about drinking water quality, please contact Irish Water at the link below.

For River Water Quality Complaints, please complete or Customer Services Form or call 0818 06 5000.

Irish Water