Drinking water quality in North Tipperary has improved according to a report issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): The Provision and Quality of Drinking Water in Ireland, a Report for the Year 2010.
The report assesses the safety and security of drinking water supplies in Ireland for the year 2010. Drinking water in North Tipperary was assessed by analysing a number of parameters.
For human health, the microbiological parameters are the most important, as they can indicate a potential risk - in particular E. coli which indicates that human or animal waste has entered a water supply. Chemical parameters are also important as long term exposure can cause a potential risk to human health.
The report shows that drinking water in North Tipperary achieved 100% compliance with microbiological parameters which is consistent with 2009 and 99.9 per cent compliance with chemical limits which represents an increase in quality compared with 99.7 per cent in 2009.
Full report in the Tipperary Star