Ennistymon Public Drinking Water Supply: Plant Audits or Inspections by EPA

OEE AIE 2023 24 Decision Letter

Under the AIE Regs to request any Drinking Water Audit Reports or related EPA inspectors reports in respect the following site: Ennistymon Public Drinking Water Supply

For the purposes of this AIE please consider any audits/inspections carried out after the published Audit Report of 07/08/2014

For context, RTK note the unusually extended timeframe of this AIE, 2014 to 2023, but we have been unable to locate any subsequent reports to the 07/08/2014 audit report, which identified multiple non compliances

EPA: Various records provided under AIE, including EPA Advisory Committee meeting minutes, Committee End of Term Report, Fingal CoCo waste derogations, and EPA request to Dept for additional drinking water enforcement powers

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AIE Grant Letter

7th meeting of the 8th EPA Advisory Committee was held on Friday 28th October 2022

8th meeting of the 8th EPA Advisory Committee was held on Wednesday 11th January 2023

Report of the 7th Advisory Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency to the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Licence Register No.: W0183-01
Licensee: Starrus Eco Holdings Ltd
Facility: Millennium Business Park, Grange, Ballycoolin, Dublin 11

Licence Register No.: W0261-02
Licensee: Starrus Eco Holdings Ltd
Facility: Cappagh Road, Finglas, Dublin 11

Letter from EPA CEO to Graham Doyle, Secretary General, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Subject: Enforcement Powers under the Drinking Water Regulations (S.I. 122 of 2014, as amended)

Audit Report for: EPA Headquarters
Surveillance Audit – Management System Certification

EPA Drinking Water Remedial Action List Q4 of 2022

The Remedial Action list is a record of the public water supplies known to be at risk and where the EPA is requiring Irish Water to take corrective action. The EPA has instructed Irish Water to submit an action programme for the improvement of each of these supplies and has initiated enforcement action where action programmes were not being prepared or were not prepared to the satisfaction of the EPA. This includes issuing legally binding Directions requiring specific work to be carried out.

Vartry Water Treatment Plant Upgade: Schedule of Commitments and Related Documents

AIE Request, Dec 2022

Vartry Water Treatment Plant Schedule of Commitments

River Vartry Flow Monitoring Locations Assessment




Regulated Packaged Water Establishments in Ireland

The European Union (Natural Mineral Waters, Spring Waters and other Waters in Bottles or Containers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 282 of 2016) places a responsibility on the producers of bottled water to ensure the source is protected and sets the quality and the treatment standards for the final product.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland is the competent authority for enforcement of these Regulations.

Locations of packaged water companies

Non Irish Reports

Abbeyleix Drinking Water Supply Audit

Audit to assess the suitability of the Abbeyleix Public Water Supply (PWS) for removal
from the EPA’s Remedial Action List (RAL).

The Abbeyleix PWS is on the EPA’s RAL since Quarter 2 2019 due to inadequate treatment for Cryptosporidium

This note in the audit suggests that results are not easy to access. It would be an interesting test case to submit an Open Data Directive request for Irish Water SCADA feed, which would highlight water quality issues in almost realtime: “Results have not been incorporated on the county wide SCADA system so cannot be accessed remotely by operators”

Drinking Water Monitoring Results and Water Supply Details for Ireland – Year 2020

This is the best way to locate and download the data from EPA SAFER database

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Notes on the data:

This dataset consists of drinking water monitoring results and water supply details reported annually to the EPA by water services authorities in accordance with the Drinking Water Regulations for the year 2020. 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. Each local authority data is presented in a separate ZIP file.

The data are presented on Excel Spreadsheet files. For each local authority for 2020 there are four files. These files contain:

The list of exceedances of the parametric value (limit) set in the Drinking Water Regulations

The list of compliance monitoring results

The shortfall in monitoring

Details of the water supply – population served, volume, source type and treatment etc.

The percentage compliance of all supplies with all parameters.

This dataset has been made openly available to all public access. Please read below regarding citation for further usage of the data.

The results and data are provided in Microsoft Excel XLS file format.

There are 31 zip files available. The approximate size of each zip file is less than 1 MB. Some of the files might be a little larger than 1MB. Once you download one zip file and confirm the download details you will be provided with a direct quick download to all remaining files.

For any drinking water data queries, email drinkingwater@epa.ie (EPA Drinking Water Team)