Drinking Water Monitoring Results and Water Supply Details for Ireland - Year 2011

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This dataset consists of drinking water monitoring results and water supply details reported annually to the EPA by local authorities in accordance with the Drinking Water Regulations. There are 48 parameters monitored under the regulations, including E. coli, coliform bacteria, pH, ammonium, conductivity, turbidity, taste, odour and colour. The information on water supplies includes population served, volume, source type and treatment. The data is organised by year and by local authority.



The data are presented on excel spreadsheet files. For each local authority for each year, there are five files. These files contain:

  1. The list of exceedances of the parametric value (limit) set in the Drinking Water Regulations
  2. The list of compliance monitoring results
  3. The shortfall in monitoring
  4. Details of the water supply - population served, volume, source type and treatment etc.
  5. The percentage compliance of all supplies with all parameters


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EPA_Drinking Water_Team
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Research Scientist
Office of Environmental Enforcement, Johnstown Castle Estate, Environmental Protection Agency, Johnstown Castle Estate Wexford, Ireland
Telephone: + 353 53 9160600
e-mail: info@epa.ie

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Attachment Name and Download Link
Att 1    Wicklow_2011.zip   (0.31 Mb)
Att 2    Wexford_2011.zip   (0.23 Mb)
Att 3    Westmeath_2011.zip   (0.17 Mb)
Att 4    Waterford_County_2011.zip   (0.2 Mb)
Att 5    Waterford_City_2011.zip   (0.08 Mb)
Att 6    South_Tipperary_2011.zip   (0.21 Mb)
Att 7    Offaly_2011.zip   (0.22 Mb)
Att 8    Roscommon_2011.zip   (0.2 Mb)
Att 9    Sligo_2011.zip   (0.23 Mb)
Att 10    South_Dublin_2011.zip   (0.19 Mb)

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Author(s)Water_Team, E.
Title Of WebsiteSecure Archive For Environmental Research Data
Publication InformationDrinking Water Monitoring Results and Water Supply Details for Ireland - Year 2011
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
Electronic Address or URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=f588f768-4519-11e2-b52a-005056ae0019
Unique Identifierf588f768-4519-11e2-b52a-005056ae0019
Date of AccessLast Updated on SAFER: 2017-05-29

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SAFER-Data Display URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=290
Resource KeywordsDrinking Water; Compliance; exceedances; monitoring data; parameter limit; water supply details
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project CodeDrinking Water
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeWater Quality
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
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Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 34
Project Start Date Saturday 1st January 2011 (01-01-2011)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Saturday 1st January 2011 (01-01-2011)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Saturday 31st December 2011 (31-12-2011)
Published on SAFERThursday 13th December 2012 (13-12-2012)
Date of Last EditThursday 13th December 2012 at 11:58:11 (13-12-2012)
Datasets or Files Updated On Thursday 13th December 2012 at 11:58:11 (13-12-2012)

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Description of Geographical Characteristics of This Project or Dataset
This data has been collected for drinking water monitoring results for the Republic of Ireland. The data is organised by Irish Local Authority.

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Lineage information about this project or dataset
This dataset is produced in accordance with Section 58 of the EPA Act, 1992 and to assess compliance with the Drinking Water Regulations, 2007
Supplementary Information
The entire dataset is organised into separate folders for each authority. Each folder contains multiple files so for ease of download these have been converted to a ZIP file format. Almost every computer should have software installed to open ZIP files - however there are many freely available ZIP file software packages including WinZip (http://www.winzip.com/)
and the free and open source 7Zip (http://www.7-zip.org/). The drinking water data files are in Microsoft Excel File format (.xls). You will need Microsoft Excel installed on your computer to open and view these files. If you do not have Microsoft Excel you can use the free and open source Office alternative Libre Office (http://www.libreoffice.org/download/) which can open and view these files.

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