Water Quality Legislation

Some Key EU Directives are:
Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC)
Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (91/271/EEC)
Nitrates Directive (91/676/EEC)
Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC)

Some Key National Legislation (see: www.irishstatutebook.ie )
Local Government Water Pollution Acts 1977 and 1990
The Environment Protection Agency Act 1992
Protection of the Environment Act 2003,
European Communities (Water Policy) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 722 of 2003)
European Communities (Good Agricultural Practive for Protection of Water) Regulation 2010
European Communities Environmental Objective (Surface Waters) Regulation 2009 SI no 272 of 2009
European Communities Environmental Objective (Groundwater) Regulation 2010 SI no 9 of 2010