Drinking Water Monitoring

There is an established programme of monitoring for each of the Public Water Supplies. The minimum monitoring frequencies for a drinking water supply depends on the size of the supply, i.e. the volume of water distributed per day. Additional monitoring of drinking water supplies is carried out by members of the Health Service Executive.

In all cases this monitoring is carried out during normal office hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm), by authorised persons carrying identification.  

Beware of bogus callers purporting to be sampling on behalf of the Local Authority or Health Service Executive.  Sligo County Council would strongly advise consumers to request identification of anyone calling to sample their water supply.

If you are concerned about the quality of your drinking water supply contact Irish Water or the Health Service Executive for advice.


Drinking Water Quality Standards

Drinking water must be wholesome and clean, this means it must meet the relevant water quality standards set out by the Regulations. In total, there are two microbiological, 26 chemical and 20 indicator standards that must be adhered to.  To learn more about these parameters, visit the following website

EPA Advice & Guidance Drinking Water - http://www.epa.ie/pubs/advice/drinkingwater/