Ireland – EPA – Drinking Water Quality in Private Group Schemes and Small Private Supplies in 2020 – E.coli


Click to access DWQinPrivateGroupWaterSupplies-2022-02-21.pdf

Key Findings for 2020

➤The quality of drinking water in private supplies was not as good as it should be: one in 20 private water supplies were contaminated with E. coli.

➤93% of Private Group Schemes complied with the Trihalomethanes standard. However, 13 supplies are cited on EU infringement proceedings against Ireland for failing to take the measures necessary to ensure compliance.

➤Over a quarter of Small Private Supplies were not monitored by Local Authorities.

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