Watertight: The Future of Irish Water

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Science Gallery will hold an hour-long free public event this coming Thursday evening (January 12th) in the Science Gallery entitled Watertight: the Future of Irish Water. The event is free and is part of the Science Gallery’s very successful Surface Tension: The Future of Water exhibition which is supported … Read more

Continuing Improvement in Drinking Water Quality

The positive downward trend in E.coli in drinking water in recent years continued in 2010, according to a new report released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For the first time, large public drinking water supplies in Ireland show similar compliance levels for E.coli to similar supplies in England and Wales, and the Netherlands. These … Read more

EPA Report Shows a Significant Reduction of E.coli in Drinking Water

There has been a 50% reduction in the detection of E.coli in Irish public drinking water in the last two years, according to a new report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This is the EPA’s third report on drinking water quality since new regulations were introduced in 2007 providing for a greater level of … Read more

Leading Experts Tackle Ireland’s Drinking Water Challenges

A number of Ireland’s leading drinking water and water management experts have come together to address the drinking water challenges facing Irish consumers and to encourage that voluntary standards are used by Ireland’s drinking water suppliers. Experts from both the private and public sector were speaking today (October 5th) at a conference, jointly hosted by … Read more

€20.5m in Extra Funding For Local Authority Water and Sewage Treatment Plants

The Government has allocated an additional Eur20.5 million from the Local Government Fund to assist city and county councils with running costs on their water and sewerage treatment plants. This follows on from an additional Eur1.5 million from the Fund that was notified to authorities last April to support training needs in the water services … Read more

New Chlorine Monitor for Drinking Water Networks

Athenea is the new chlorine monitoring system for potable water networks from Halma Water Management (HWM). It is an autonomous, battery powered chlorine analyser that provides continuous monitoring of concentration levels and transmits data automatically via cellular telemetry. This greatly reduces the need for time-consuming on-site ‘spot’ testing, and obviously allows for much more frequently … Read more