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.

If you wish to log a complaint in relation to Water Pollution please contact the Environment Section on 059 913 6231 or email environment@carlowcoco.ie

Water Quality Complaints

If you have a complaint about drinking water quality, please contact Irish Water by calling 1800 278 278.

If you have a complaint about River Water Quality Complaints, please contact environment@carlowcoco.ie