Sections

Environment

Visualising Environmental data for Galway City and County

Use the interactive charts and maps below to explore key data about this area

Water Quality

Compliance with Ortho-Phosphate EQS for Galway Rivers, 2013

The concentration of phosphorus (ortho-phosphate) in Galway rivers has decreased since 2010. This is in line with the decrease observed across the river basin district. Although it is not possible to attribute this decrease to any particular initiative, it is welcome and should be built upon. Notwithstanding this, several rivers in Galway have problems with excessive phosphorus (Kilcolgan, Clarinbridge, Carrowmoneash and Bearna Stream (Freeport)).

Water Quality

Compliance with Ammonia EQS for Galway Rivers, 2013
River stations with the highest mean ammonia concentration in 2013 (in decreasing order)
River Name River Code/Station Number
Carrowmoneash 29C05-0400
Clarinbridge 29C02-0300
Kilcolgan 29K01-0100

Water Quality

Compliance with TON EQS for Galway Rivers, 2013
River stations with the highest mean nitrate concentration in 2013 (in decreasing order)
River Name River Code/Station Number
Carrowmoneash 29C05-0400
Clarinbridge 29C02-0300
Kilcolgan 29K01-0100

Water Quality

Compliance with BOD EQS for Galway Rivers, 2013
River stations with the highest mean BOD concentration in 2013 (in decreasing order)
River Name River Code/Station Number
Carrowmoneash 29C05-0400
Headford Stream 30H01-0200
Abbert 30A01-0500

Water Quality

2013 Summary of River and Lake Water Quality in County Galway

These assessments are based on the most recent Q values, assessments of the EPA biologists and physico-chemical measurements made during 2013. This list includes all rivers on the chemical monitoring programme and rivers on the biological monitoring programme in unsatisfactory condition.

2013 Quality of Bathing Waters
  • Source: Galway City Council
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Blue Flag Beaches

  • Source: Galway City Council
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Waste Management

Details of Household Waste Managed (HWM), 2010-2012

Local Authority: Galway City
Local Authority: Galway

Waste Management

Details of Kerbside Household Waste Managed (KHWM), 2010-12

Local Authority: Galway City
Local Authority: Galway

Waste Management

Details of Non-Kerbside Household Waste Managed (KHWM), 2010-12

Local Authority: Galway City
Local Authority: Galway