Article courtesy of Staff of RTÉ.ie| February 15th, 2017 | RTÉ.ie | Shared as educational material.
The European Union publicized that it is suing Ireland in the European Court of Justice over wastewater treatment failures at 38 locations in the country. Some of these failures could have been addressed in 2000. Ireland needs €433 million to invest in urban wastewater treatment to fully comply with the EU waste water treatment directive. But the water charges were stopped because they were unpopular with a large portion of the population. The European Court of Justice is unlikely to impose a fine, at first, and likely to provide Ireland 18 months to comply with the directive. Read more here.