Rural dwellers & the farming community in particular, here in Co Tipperary, will welcome the launch today, by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), of their new iPhone Application Software (APP), “See it? Say it!”
This App is designed to assist in reporting existing environmental pollution in and around our towns and villages & to make it easy for people to report a pollution incident the first moment it is observed.
Using the App observers can now take a photograph of the pollution incident, input the Global Positioning System (GPS) location coordinates, add a summary description of what you personally wish to convey, your contact details and this will now be automatically sent to your relevant local authority, to be dealt up.
This APP compliments the 24 hour nationwide environmental complaints phone line – Tel: 1850 365 121 – which is already in place. Persons can now report issues such as the backyard burning of rubbish, fly-tipping (Latter the dumping of waste illegally instead of in an authorised rubbish dump,), water pollution, odours and unnecessary littering,(e.g. such as dog fouling on pedestrian walkways, Minister Phil Hogan’s golf buddies & Thurles Town Council make note on agendas of upcoming meetings.) simply by using this new iPhone APP or by phoning the complaints phone line, above stated.
To Download: You can download the APP now from the iTunes APP Store (Search iTunes for: ‘See it Say it’) or visit http://goo.gl/gOJMa. Then, if you spot any environmental pollution or dumping, simply:
- Open the App,
- Take a photograph,
- Add a few simple details including a contact number,
- Submit the complaint.
This APP details will send the complaint to the relevant Local Authority and will make it easy for those investigating to quickly locate the problem.
Remember to keep Thurles & Tipperary looking beautiful.