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While its latest report on the quality of drinking water in the Irish public supply has found that over 99% of supplies complied with both the microbiological and chemical standards, the EPA was warned that 108 supplies are at risk.
These supplies serve 830,000 consumers.
Gerard O’Leary, Director of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Enforcement said: “So far this year, 86,000 people have had to boil their water to make it safe.
“This is more than twice as many as last year. Without investment to address the deficiencies in the supplies on the EPA’s Remedial Action List, this type of water restriction will continue to occur.”
There are currently 17 supplies operating with boil-water notices.
The largest is Ballinlough/Loughlynn in Co Toscommon which serves 3,500 people.
Its supply is affected by cryptosporidium.