Lake Pollution - Main Points

 

setting a benchmark of no further deterioration of river and lake quality over the next 10 years.

setting specified levels of improvement to be achieved within the same time-frame.

local authorities must step up efforts for compliance with quality standards by industry including agriculture and forestry.

continuing high investment in sewage treatment but to include phosphate reduction facilities where appropriate.

local authorities must identify areas in water catchments which are vulnerable to pollution and report on progress in implementing regulations.

increasing powers for the Environmental Protection Agency which will oversee the implementation of new regulations.

the catchment management approach to be extended to the Liffey, Boyne and Suir river systems.