EPA launches new iphone app

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new iPhone App, See it? Say it!, to help people to report environmental pollution in their towns and villages.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new iPhone App, See it? Say it!, to help people to report environmental pollution in their towns and villages.

The new App makes it easy for people to report a pollution incident the moment they see it. Using the App you can now take a photograph of the pollution incident, input GPS location coordinates, add a summary description of what you want to convey and your contact details and this will automatically be sent to the relevant local authority for follow up.

This App compliments the 24 hour nationwide environmental complaints phoneline - 1850 365 121 - which is already in place. So, you can now report issues such as backyard burning, flytipping, water pollution, odours and littering by using the new iPhone App or by phoning the complaints line.

The Local Authorities urges the public to make use of the new App and to continue using the National Environmental Complaints Line as their help is critical in assisting the Local Authorities to tackle the minority of society who recklessly endanger the environment by inappropriate and illegal activities”.

You can download the App now from the iTunes App Store (search iTunes for: ‘See it Say it’) or visit {http://goo.gl/gOJMa |See it Say it|} or scan the QR code below. Then, if you spot environmental pollution or dumping, simply open the App, take a photograph, add a few simple details including a contact number and submit the complaint.

The app will send the complaint details to the relevant local authority and will make it easy for those investigating to locate the problem. To find out more about making an environmental complaint visit the EPA website at: {http://www.epa.ie/whatwedo/enforce/report/ | EPA|}