Kingdom Water Contaminated

26 Jan

More than half of tap water from group schemes in Kerry contaminated with ecoli
More than half of tap water samples taken from group schemes in Kerry was contaminated with e-coli from human and animal sewage. The findings of Environmental Protection Agency survey found that 60% of the schemes were contaminated. In its national report on drinking water the Environmental Protection Agency says progress in upgrading private group water schemes is not happening fast enough.

Councils are being criticised for not checking drinking water supplies despite a legal requirement to do so. The report says there was no monitoring in 18 group schemes in Kerry and the quality of public and private water was “unacceptably low”. The poor microbiological quality of these private schemes is the most challenging issue facing local authorities, yet the report points out that no authority audited by the agency took enforcement action to have the water supplies cleaned up.

Daily News from Kerry

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