Waste Water Discharge Authorisation
A system for the licensing or certification of waste water discharges (WWD) from areas served by local authority sewer networks was brought into effect by John Gormley, Minster for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government on 27th September 2007. The licensing and certification authorisation process is being introduced on a phased basis commencing on 14th December 2007 in accordance with the requirements of the Waste Water Discharge (Authorisation) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 684 of 2007).
AIM of Waste Water Discharge Authorisation
The licensing and certification process gives effect to a number of EU Directives by the imposition of strict restrictions or prohibitions on the discharge of dangerous substances and thus prevent or reduce the pollution of waters by waste water discharges.
All discharges to the aquatic environment from sewerage systems owned, managed and operated by water service authorities will require a waste water discharge licence or certificate of authorisation from the EPA. The authorities are required to apply to the Agency for a licence by set dates depending on the population equivalent of the area served by the sewer network
The authorisation process provides for the Agency to place stringent conditions on the operation of such discharges to ensure that potential effects on the receiving water bodies are strictly limited and controlled. In overall terms the aim is to achieve good surface water and ground water status in addition to complying with standards and objectives established for associated protected areas by 2015 at the latest.
Who needs a WWD Licence / Certificate?
All discharges to the aquatic environment from sewerage systems owned, managed and operated by water service authorities will require a waste water discharge licence or certificate of authorisation from the EPA. The authorities will be required to apply to the Agency for a licence or certificate of authorisation by set dates depending on the population equivalent of the area served by the sewer network.
The dates by which licence applications must be made to the Agency are set out in SCHEDULE 2 of the Waste Water Discharge (Authorisation) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 684 of 2007). The schedule of dates are as follows:
Population Equivalent of Agglomeration
Discharges from agglomerations with a population equivalent of more than 10,000
14 December 2007
Discharges from agglomerations with a population equivalent of 2,001 to 10,000
i.e. The Discharge from Blessington into Golden falls UPSTREAM of Ballymore Eustace
22 September 2008
Discharges from agglomerations with a population equivalent of 1,001 to 2,000
i.e. Ballymore Eustace
28 February 2009
Discharges from agglomerations with a population equivalent of 500 to 1,000
22 June 2009
Ballymore Eustace Indoor Bowls Club
Annual Draw Results
1st Prize Travel Voucher to the value of 1000 euro, Kindly sponsored by The Thatch
Mick Kavanagh c/o Paddy Hudson.
2nd Prize 3 months Gym membership at Naas Health and Fitness kindly sponsored by Michael McGinn
Edward Lahart & Dwane O’Connor c/o The Thatch
3rd Prize 100 euro
Mickey Reid c/o Paddy Hudson.
4th Prize 50 euro
Chantelle Murray c/o Jack O’Neill
The Committee would like to thank all who sponsored prizes, sold tickets and helped out in any way to make the raffle a success.
Rebecca 'Becky' Keenan and Mark Godfrey Tie the Knot
On 21st August 2008, Becky Keenan finally married Mark Godfrey after 7years together in the Downhall Country House Hotel in Herts, UK. Thewedding was well attended by the "Ballymore Gang" with Kerrie and mealong with Mark's sister Michelle, Becky’s cousin Lynda and her friendSharon donning the beautiful Amanda Wakely bridesmaid dresses. Becky walked down the aisle looking absolutely stunning accompaniedby her dapper dad, Tommy Keenan. Seeing Becky walk down the aisleas such a beautiful bride drew a few sniffles and emotional tears fromthe crowd, especially from the Bride's side of the room... with a large representation of the "Irish Contingent"... Eoghan Kavanagh, Lesley Marshall,Ronan Kavanagh, Mick McLeod, Dora and Finola O'Brien, Sean Ryan,Pat McNamara, Jane Darragh & family, Suzanne Macdougald, Tim Macdougald,Nick Keenan plus the two Ballymore Bridesmaids, to name a few...During the ceremony, Nick read a lovely poem about marriage and Mark'smother Terri made a very emotional and heartfelt speech after theceremony (there was a box of tissues passed around the front rowagain!!)After the ceremony we all went outside for some celebratory champagneand the photos of the day. The wedding breakfast was absolutelybeautiful. The hotel pulled out all the stops to make sure everyone waslooked after well. It was so evident walking into the reception room, that Becky had really put her own "stamp" on the day. She made all thefavours on the table herself with a little bit of bow tying by Kerrie,Sean, Pat and I at 1am!! Not one went onto the tables without thequality control check from the bride herself. All the table names wereof her family pets both past and present. The flowers on the table were the most beautiful arrangements in 50different vases all collected by Becky herself over the year! She evenembellished the confetti holders so that they matched the chocolate brownof the bridesmaid dresses. The pre-dinner speeches were made by Becky’sfather Tommy, her aunt Suzanne, the Groom Mark, the best man Scott andyours truly. All who made speeches really re-iterated each other as howbeautiful Becky looked (and in fairness Mark too), how proud bothfamilies were of both the bride and groom and also how Becky's motherthe late Jennie Macdougald was most certainly with us on the day in Spirit.
We could imagine Jennie sitting with us at the top table, inthe most fantastic outfit, with the biggest hat or feather ensemble thatLiz Deegan could create, teaching all around her how to do the Jazzhands dance..... Jennie would have been the proudestmother ever to see her beautiful daughter walk down the aisle.Becky did manage to sneak in her speech in the guise of giving thebridesmaids and groomsmen gifts for the day. Each of us received lovely gifts which we will all cherish. The wedding band were excellent and quick to get everyone up to dance; I have to say besides the first dance which was 'The way you looktonight" by Frank Sinatra; the highlight of the night was Mark playing"mustang sally" on the guitar with his backing singers (his new wifeBecky, Kerrie and myself). Our years of vocal coaching were evident as webelted out the chorus into the one microphone much to the amusement ofeveryone watching. A huge effort was made at re-creating thecommitments version of "Mustang Sally" in our best "Dublin" accents. Thebacking singers were "surprisingly!" very much overshadowed by Mr. Godfreyplaying solo on the guitar much to the awe of the crowd. We do believethere is a "bootleg" version of the performance going around courtesyof a certain guest.... As Becky threw the Bouquet, there was a scramble to catch it but it wascaught by Becky’s cousin Linda.....The night ended late into the night after which the old reliables (guess who!!!) retired to the residents bar for a "drink for the road"... Andin true Ballymore style... There was one had for the right ditch, one forthe left ditch and to complete the night... One for the white line!!!Everyone went to bed full and happy to have been with Becky and Mark fortheir special day.Becky and Mark, from all your Ballymore friends, we wish you everyhappiness in your life together as a married couple.
Lorraine and friends