Projects

Carlow
Westmeath
West Cork
Leitrim
Sligo
Kerry Protection Scheme Reports
Groundwater protection scheme maps and data are available for viewing and download on our web-mapping site.Source reports accompanying mapping of the EPA’s National Groundwater Quality Network are: Ardfert source report Ballyheigue source report
Dublin Protection Scheme Reports
Dublin:Groundwater protection scheme maps and data are available for viewing and download on our web-mapping site.There is a GSI source protection report for the following drinking water supply: Bog of the Ring source report
Cavan Protection Scheme Reports
CavanGroundwater protection scheme maps and data are available for viewing and download on our web-mapping site.The Groundwater Protection Scheme summary and groundwater quality reports for Co. Cavan are: Cavan Groundwater Protection Scheme Report Groundwater Quality Report and Cavan Source Repo...
Wexford
Wexford: Groundwater protection scheme maps and data are available for viewing and download on our web-mapping site. Source reports accompanying mapping of the EPA’s National Groundwater Quality Network are: Coolgreany source report Edermine source report Kilmuckridge source report Carrigb...
Louth
Louth: Groundwater protection scheme maps and data are available for viewing and download on our web-mapping site. Source reports accompanying mapping of the EPA’s National Groundwater Quality Network are: Ballymakenny source report
Mayo
Mayo: Groundwater protection scheme maps and data are available for viewing and download on our web-mapping site. Source reports accompanying mapping of the EPA’s National Groundwater Quality Network are: Killasser Source Report
Longford Protection Scheme Reports
Longford: Groundwater protection scheme maps and data are available for viewing and download on our web-mapping site. Source reports accompanying mapping of the EPA’s National Groundwater Quality Network are: Newtown Cashel source report
Groundwater Protection Scheme Reports
To date, the Geological Survey of Ireland has completed Groundwater Protection Schemes for the following local authorities – Cavan, Clare, Cork (South), Donegal, Dublin (Fingal and South Dublin), Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Rosco...
Groundwater Protection Schemes
Many of the links below take you to parts of the Groundwater Protection Schemes Guidelines Document (DELG/EPA/GSI, 1999). The full document can be read at the link highlighted or downloaded by clicking here. Note that the file size is large (1.4Mb) and downloading may take some time, depending on y...
Groundwater Body Descriptions
Descriptions for each GWB were developed by the GSI, and augmented by the RBD consultants. A small number of conceptual models were developed which fit the limited range of situations encountered in Ireland; each GWB was informally allocated to one of these.Bagnelstown Ballany Aran Island - Doneg...
Water Framework Directive
The Water Framework Directive (WFD) is a new legislative framework for the protection, improvement and sustainable use of waters – rivers, lakes, coastal waters, estuaries and groundwater – across Europe in order to prevent deterioration and enhance status of aquatic ecosystems; promote sustainable ...
Protection Schemes Guidelines
The links below take you to parts of the Groundwater Protection Scemes document (DELG/EPA/GSI, 1999). Alternatively, scroll down to view the document in full. Executive Summary1. Introduction2. Background Factors and Key Principles 2.1 Groundwater: An Important Resource 2.2 Groundwater: a Res...
One off housing wastewater
Background The primary responsibility for groundwater protection rests with any person who is carrying on an activity that poses a threat to groundwater. Groundwater in Ireland is protected under European Community and national legislation. Local authorities and the Environmental Protection Age...
One off Housing Wastewater Summary
The potential suitability of a site for the development of an on-site system is assessed using the methodology outlined in Wastewater Treatment Manual: Treatment Systems for Single Houses (EPA, 2000). The groundwater protection responses set out below should be used during the desk study assessment ...
Landspreading - Summary
Response Matrix for Landspreading R1 Acceptable, subject to normal good practice. R2¹ Acceptable subject to a maximum organic nitrogen load (including that deposited by grazing animals) not exceeding 170 kg/hectare/yr. R3¹ Not generally acceptable, unless a consistent minimum thickness of 1 m ...
Landfills
Background Groundwater in Ireland is protected under European Community and national legislation. Local authorities and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have responsibility for enforcing this legislation. The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) in conjunction with the Department of Enviro...
Landfills - Summary
Response Matrix for Landfills In all cases standards prescribed in the EPA Landfill Site Design Manual (EPA,1999) or conditions of a waste licence will apply. R1 Acceptable subject to guidance in the EPA Landfill Design Manual or conditions of a waste licence. R2¹ Acceptable subj...
Responses Matrices
Responses Matrices for Groundwater Protection Schemes Click on the highlighted topics below to see an explanation of the response coding for each situation, as defined under Groundwater Protection Schemes. Groundwater Protection Responses for Landfills; Summary Matrix (web pages) (download...