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Frequently Asked Questions


When are farmers allowed to spread slurry on land?


Farmers, in Donegal, are allowed to spread slurry on land between 1 February and 15 October each year.



How do I get the water in a well tested?


A water testing service is offered to members of the public by the HSE's Environmental Health Section (Tel: 074 93 63754).  Alternatively there are a number of private companies that test well water and contact details can be found in the Golden Pages under Water Treatment.


Who do I contact if I see pollution of a stream/river?


You can contact both Donegal County Council and the Fisheries Board regarding pollution in a river.  The Loughs Agency can be contacted regarding the Finn-Foyle catchment, and the Inland Fisheries Ireland can be contacted regarding the remainder of the rivers in the county.



How do I report noise pollution?


Visit our section on Noise Pollution to see information on how to make a noise pollution complaint



How do I report air pollution?


Contact Donegal County Council if you wish to make a complaint regarding air pollution.



Who do I contact if there is a dust or water pollution problem at a quarry?


Contact Donegal County Council.



Who do I contact about drinking water supply query?


Contact Irish Water.



What causes a milky colour in water?


The milky colour is caused by an increased amount of air in the water. Fill a glass of water and let it settle. The water will clear from the bottom up as the air leaves the water.



How to get a septic tank emptied?


Contact Donegal County Council for list of Waste Collectors in your area.




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