Two local water supplies among those at risk of contamination

Two water supplies and over 13,000 people in the local region are among those at risk of contamination from E.Coli and other parasites.

That’s according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Drinking Water Report which says supplies nationally won’t be in line with EU standards until 2020 – 16 years after the deadline for compliance. The local supplies mentioned in the report are Lough Egish which serves over 10,400 people and Kingscourt that serves nearly 3,000 people in the area.

Remedial works for these two local supplies are due to be complete by the end of 2018, with the rest expected to take an additional two years to match EU standards. Irish Water has outlined to the EPA the measures being taken to address the issues.