Drinking Water Quality Results
Drinking Water Quality Results can be viewed in two ways:
- Using Meath County Council's Online Water Quality Information System
- Using EPA Annual Drinking Water Reports
1. Meath County Council's Online Water Quality Information System
In this section, you will find laboratory results for testing carried out on drinking water in Meath. These tests record the quality of drinking water for public consumption across the county.
Follow the link to view water quality information by scheme or parameter type. The user can identify the scheme serving their connection using the maps provided.
2. EPA Annual Drinking Water Reports
Drinking Water Report 2013.pdf, 7.3 MB
The European Communities (Drinking Water) Regulations 2014 assign the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the role of Supervising Authority over public drinking water supplies and provides powers of enforcement to ensure actions are taken where the quality of public drinking water is deficient.
Each year the EPA collects and analyses over 250,000 Water Service Authority monitoring results for all drinking water supplies. This current report assesses the safety and security of drinking water supplies based on the results of Water Service Authority monitoring carried out in 2012 and enforcement by the EPA in the same period. Analysis is carried out on three groups of parameters - microbiological, chemical and indicator.
Meaning of Parameters
Meath County Council's Online Water Quality Information System provides results of parameters tested. A short technical and "plain english" description is provided within the system for the parameters, advising of the public health implication of the parameter tested.
For more detailed explanation of the parameters view the useful guide from the National Federation of Group Water Schemes:
What's in Your Water? pdf, 571kb