Residents have complained that watercourses are being polluted in Tulsk, Monksland and Frenchpark.
An analysis of the environment complaints that Roscommon County Council received in July, released under the Freedom of Information Act, reveals the scale of the problem in various areas of the county.
The council received a complaint in relation to Ogulla Spring, near Tulsk, “being polluted over the weekend”. The complainant alleged that there was a “strong odour change in water quality” as a result.
A ‘boil water’ notice is currently in place in this area.
The council also received a report of “litter dumped beside the well at Springwell, Baylough”, near Monksland.
A similar complaint was received in The Oaks, Frenchpark.
It reads: “The caller’s neighbour’s house is dumping a large amount of rubbish over the back of the house into a stream.
“They are dumping a large amount of items such as nappies, bikes, buckets, toys, clothes and much more.”
Several general dumping complaints were also received in July.
A Garda reported to the council that over 50 blacks bags had been dumped at the side of a house on the Circular Road, Roscommon town. “She said the area is full of rats,” the council’s compaint notes.
The council also received a complaint of a “dead animal dumped on roadside in a plastic bag” in Oran, Donamon.
It was also said that dumping was prevalent at the Civic Amenity Site in Roscommon town.
A complaint was also received of a “large amount of asbestos sheeting dumped in a bog in Castleplunkett/Kilmurray”.
It was also alleged that plastic was being burned at the back of a store in Rampark, Castlerea, “on a regular basis”.
Similarly, it was reported “burning tyres and plastics and wood” was occurring at Cultyglower, Ballyfarnon, near Boyle.