EPA warns that poorly constructed wells and inadequate monitoring of private water supplies are putting health at risk

EPA warns that poorly constructed wells and inadequate monitoring of private water supplies are putting health at risk One million people in Ireland get their drinking water from a private supply and many more drink water from private supplies in their daily lives. E. coli was found in 62 small private water supplies serving commercial […]

EPA expects drinking water to comply with EU standards by 2020, 16 years after the deadline for compliance

Monitoring of public drinking water in Ireland shows that: o 99.9% of samples comply with the microbiological standards o 99.6% of samples comply with the chemical standards There are 72 “at risk” supplies on the EPA Remedial Action List: o 52 of these supplies have elevated levels of trihalomethanes o 17 of these supplies lack adequate treatment to prevent Cryptosporidium entering […]