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IDENTIFICATION OF ‘BATHING WATERS’ PUBLIC CONSULTATION - This consultation process provides the public with an opportunity to comment on existing identified bathing waters with a view to continuation of designation, - comment on other bathing waters not currently designated but which may be considered for designation. Closing date for submissions is 15th February 2019

Date Released: 24 January 2019

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN THE IDENTIFICATION OF ‘BATHING WATERS’ UNDER THE BATHING WATERS DIRECTIVE 2006/7 EC OF 15TH FEBRUARY 2006 AND THE BATHING WATER QUALITY REGULATIONS SI 79 OF 2008

 

Meath County Council is inviting public participation in the identification of Bathing Waters within the functional area of Meath under the Bathing Waters Directive and the Bathing Water Quality Regulations 2008 (SI No 79 of 2008) for the 2019 bathing season.


The Directive requires that water quality at all designated bathing waters meets stringent microbiological standards in order to protect the health of people who choose to bathe there. City and county councils are required under the 2008 Regulations to identify bathing waters on an annual basis.


In accordance with the aforementioned regulations, Meath County Council currently has 1 designated bathing water area, namely Bettystown, Co Meath.

 

This consultation process provides the public with an opportunity to:

  •  Comment on existing designated bathing waters with a view to continuation of designation,

  •  Comment on other bathing waters not currently designated but which may be considered for designation.

 

Further details can be viewed at: https://www.beaches.ie/file-resources/

 

Comments are invited from interested parties. Please telephone 046/9097200 with any queries.

 

If you wish to make a submission with respect to the identification of bathing waters within the functional area of Meath, please submit it;

  • in writing to Senior Executive Officer, Environment & Water Services Section, Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 Y291.

  • by email to environment@meathcoco.ie

 on or before  15th February 2019.

 

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