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baby wipesA sewer blockage in Castleisland, said to be caused by baby wipes, is to be reported to the Environmental Protection Agency.

A spokesperson for Kerry County Council confirmed the build-up of baby wipes in the sewers caused effluent to discharge via the storm water overflow system.

Video footage – it’s claimed of this discharge – was captured locally and posted on social media video site YouTube.

Kerry County Council said this was a one-off discharge and is not representative of the normal working of the sewerage system in the town.

A spokesperson for the council also confirmed Water Services is reporting the matter to the Environmental Protection Agency as an uncontrolled sewage discharge due to a blocked sewer.