Portlaoise Area Water Supply At High Risk Of Cryptosporidium Contamination

EPA Ireland has issued a warning that the Portlaoise water supply is at a very high risk of being contaminated with Cryptosporidium which would make the town’s water undrinkable. The EPA said it understands that Irish Water commenced a 12 month programme of raw water monitoring, online UVT monitoring and sampling for Cryptosporidium in January 2015. The agency indicated that there is no shield in place to prevent contamination at present but testing was underway. It said this monitoring will inform Irish Water of ”the treatment required to prevent the entry of Cryptosporidium into the supply (for example – the design of the UV (Ultra Violet) system), should it be present in the raw water”…Read More (PDF)


March 8, 2015

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