Preservation and improvement of our Rivers and Groundwater are important in order to ensure a safe drinking water supply and to provide assimilative capacity for unavoidable pollutants from sewage treatment. Our Rivers are also important amenity assets for the county.
Currently 70% of the rivers in County Offaly are failing to meet good status under the Water Framework Directive and must be improved by 2015. The groundwater in County Offaly is classed as "good status".
Everyone can contribute to maintaining and improving the quality of our rivers and groundwater:
Unpolluted rivers can be our legacy to future generations.