27 Kerry rivers show degree of polution.

Householders and farmers are being reminded about their responsibilities to preserve water quality in the county by minimising run off and regular care of septic tanks. The move is taking place as part of environmental awareness week which takes place later this month. According to Mick Boyce of Kerry County Council 86 rivers in the county are monitored by the council and the EPA and 27 of these show some degree of pollution.According to Mr Boyce there are a number of low cost measures that householders and farmers can put in place. He says surveys are taking place in certain areas to identify any water issues and some practical advice will be given in conjunction with them.