Excesive lead levels in some Kerry water supplies

30 Sep

The local authorities that reported excessive lead levels to the EPA (Environment Protection Agency) and the HSE (Health Services Executive) were North Tipperary, Galway, Leitrim, Kerry, Wicklow, Carlow and Longford county councils. However, the lead levels in these areas were not regarded as a threat to public health.

Kerry County Council has assured the public that water there is safe. Excessive lead levels were found in water in Ballyferriter and Lissardboola earlier this year.

Kerry County Council director of water services Oliver Ring said there was no need for concern, although lead pipes are still being used in some areas of Tralee, Killarney, Killorglin and Brosna.

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