Water Pollution

Pollution Control involves the maintenance and improvement of water quality in the county's rivers and lakes. To this end, the Environment Section is involved in the River Shannon River Basin District project and the Erne River Basin District project.

In recent times Longford Co. Co. has noted higher levels of pesticides in particular herbicides being detected in surface waters. As herbicides are extensively used in Ireland we are asking all members of the public to familiarise themselves with the safe storage, handling, use and disposal of pesticides as outlined in the attached leaflets.

Pesticides Information Leaflet 

Pesticides and Cross Compliance 

Pesticide Awareness Poster 

Pesticides and Cross Compliance 

Pesticides Gardeners Leaflet 

Pesticides Professionals Leaflet 

Spraying Rushes with MCPA Video

This section also responds to pollution complaints from members of the public. If you are aware of pollution within the county, please notify the Environment Section Tel: 043-3343300 Email:  Pollution Control

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