Irish Water pleased with EPA report despite cryptosporidium warning
EPA recognised company’s improvements and progress on priority issues
Report showed continuing progress in reducing the number of drinking water schemes on the EPA’s remedial action list. Photograph: iStock
Irish Water has underlined acknowledgment by the EPA of the overall progress it is making in improving drinking water quality in Ireland, in spite of issues with levels of cryptosporidium and pesticides found in public supplies.
The latest report –for 2018 – notes drinking water quality has remained consistently high since Irish Water became responsible for public water supplies, with more than 98 per cent compliance across the testing of microbes and chemical contaminants.