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The Water Pollution Control Section is responsible for the protection of waters within Dublin City Council's administrative area. 'Waters' includes rivers, streams, ponds, groundwater, estuarine, tidal and bathing waters. European and National legislation is implemented to ensure the protection of such waters.
The Section's functions include, but are not limited to the following;
- Licensing of discharges to waters or surface water sewer under Section 4 and Section 16 of the Local Government (Water Pollution) Act 1977, as amended in 1990.
- Domestic and Commercial misconnection inspections
- Surface water monitoring
- Bathing water monitoring and reporting
- Water Pollution incident response
- Implementation of measures under Water Framework Directive - we work closely with the Water Framework Directive Office to develop and implement programmes of measures with the objective of achieving or maintaining good status in all of Dublin City Council's water bodies.
- Development of Coastal Oil and Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS) Contingency Plan and prevention
In carrying out our functions, we coordinate and liaise with our counterparts in neighboring local authorities. The Royal and Grand Canals including the Grand Canal Basin, are the responsibility of Waterways Ireland.