The EPA (Environmental protection Agency) for Ireland have issued their Drinking Water Quality in Public Supplies report for 2018. While the report is overall quite good, the EPA did note some issues which were still affecting water quality in many parts of Ireland including Dublin.
The major issues affecting water quality were:
- Increased detections of the parasite Cryptosporidium in various locations
- High levels of disinfection by-products in some drinking water supplies
- Persistent pesticide contamination level failures
- Large numbers of lead pipe connections still found in Irish homes and properties
Cryptosporidium detected in public drinking water supplies
One finding, the increased detection of Cryptosporidium in Irish public drinking water supplies over the past three years, according to the new Environmental Protection Agency report, could pose a serious risk to human health.
Cryptosporidium is a parasite that is found in human waste and/or animal waste. If present in drinking water, it can cause gastrointestinal problems and lead to persistent diarrhea, particularly in young children, sick people and the elderly.
The EPA report shows that the parasite was found in 25 public water supplies in 2018, up from 17 in 2017 and 12 in 2016, and that inadequate processes were in place to treat or remove it in several locations.
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