All EPA Priority Urban Areas

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This dataset shows the urban areas that are on the EPA’s priority list because they fall under one or more of the following criteria: Failing to meet EU sewage treatment standards; discharging raw sewage because there is no treatment plant, key pressure on rivers or lakes, impacting on bathing water, improvement needed to protect Pearl Mussels; or improvement needed to protect Shellfish Waters.

Further information about EPA Priority Urban Areas can be found in the EPA’s Annual Urban Waste Water Report on the EPA website - www.epa.ie.

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Theme Government
Date released 2017-10-12
Date updated 2020-07-16
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
Rights notes {"no limitations",https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/,license,https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/,license}
Update frequency Other
Language English
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-10.47472, 51.44555],[-10.47472, 55.37999], [-6.01306, 55.37999], [-6.01306, 51.44555], [-10.47472, 51.44555]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) TM65 / Irish Grid (EPSG:29902)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "1014", "verticalDomainName": "EPSG Projection 5731 - Malin Head height", "minVerticalExtent": "0"}
Provenance information The Urban Waste Water Treatment Regulations, 2001 (S.I. No. 254 of 2001) and 2004 (S.I. 440 of 2004), set specific standards to be achieved for waste water treatment plants. In addition, the Regulations set out a mandatory requirement on the water services authority to provide secondary treatment at all agglomerations (towns/cities) with a population equivalent of over 500. An agglomeration is an area where the population and/or economic activities are sufficiently concentrated for urban waste water to be collected and conducted to an urban waste water treatment plant or to a final discharge point. The information is supplied by the Water Services Authority to the EPA on an annual basis. The table attributes contain the plant name, the plant id and EPA reg code if applicable. This dataset shows the agglomerations (towns/cities) with a population equivalent of over 500 where the urban waste water receives no treatment or just basic preliminary treatment.
Period of time covered (begin) 2006-01-01
Period of time covered (end) 2008-12-31

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