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Water quality

Irish Water is responsible for managing and delivering water services to homes and businesses served by Public Water Supplies and Wastewater.

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  • Minicom: 1800 378 378 (For hearing impaired customers with minicom
  • equipment)
  • Postal Address: Irish Water, PO Box 860, South City Delivery Office, Cork City.Drinking Water Quality Information

Drinking Water Quality Monitoring

Drinking water parameters are tested for in drinking water to ensure that drinking water quality is off acceptable standard as set out in the European Union Drinking Water Regulations 2014.  For a more details explanation of the parameters tested and to view Westmeath Drinking Water Results please visit Irish Water

Futher information and guidance is available via:

Exempted Drinking Water Supplies                                               

Notice IS Hereby Given pursuant to the provision of Section 14 (1) of the European Communities (Drinking Water) (No. 2) Regulations 2007 and the EPA Drinking Water Advice Note No.12 Exempted Drinking Water Supplies that the following types of water supplies are exempt from supervision :

  • private wells serving domestic dwellings, and
  • small group water schemes (serving less than 15 houses) with no commercial or public activity .

If you are a consumer or operator of such supplies you should ensure that the supply is safe by inspecting all parts of your supply regularly to check that it is in good condition and has not been interfered with or damaged. This means looking at the source of the supply, including the catchment of the source, at any collection chamber and treatment plant, and the pipe work to your property. If you suspect that your supply may be contaminated you should consider getting it tested and provide appropriate treatment.