Drinking Water Monitoring Results and Water Supply Details for Ireland - Year 2017

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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 2017. 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 2017 there are five 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.

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EPA_Drinking Water_Team
Environmental Protection Agency

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Attachment Name and Download Link
Att 1    South_Dublin_DW_Data_2017.zip   (0.25 Mb)
Att 2    Wexford_DW_Data_2017.zip   (0.52 Mb)
Att 3    Wicklow_DW_Data_2017.zip   (0.55 Mb)
Att 4    Westmeath_DW_Data_2017.zip   (0.19 Mb)
Att 5    Sligo_DW_Data_2017.zip   (0.22 Mb)
Att 6    Tipperary_DW_Data_2017.zip   (0.51 Mb)
Att 7    Waterford_City_and_Council_DW_Data_2017.zip   (0.34 Mb)
Att 8    Meath_DW_Data_2017.zip   (0.42 Mb)
Att 9    Monaghan_DW_Data_2017.zip   (3.83 Mb)
Att 10    Offaly_DW_Data_2017.zip   (0.35 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 2017
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
Electronic Address or URL https://eparesearch.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=a0889eb7-6e74-11e8-b825-005056ae0019
Unique Identifiera0889eb7-6e74-11e8-b825-005056ae0019
Date of AccessLast Updated on SAFER: 2024-07-16

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Water_Team, E.   "Drinking Water Monitoring Results and Water Supply Details for Ireland - Year 2017". Associated datasets and digitial information objects connected to this resource are available at: Secure Archive For Environmental Research Data (SAFER) managed by Environmental Protection Agency Ireland https://eparesearch.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=a0889eb7-6e74-11e8-b825-005056ae0019 (Last Accessed: 2024-07-16)


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SAFER-Data Display URL https://eparesearch.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=3158
Resource Keywordsdrinking water, ireland, drinking water authorities, sanitation, ireland, water quality, 2017
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeWater Quality
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
Limitations on the use of this ResourceAny attached datasets, data files, or information objects can be downloaded for further use in scientific applications under the condition that the source is properly quoted and cited in published papers, journals, websites, presentations, books, etc. Before downloading, users must agree to the "Conditions of Download and Access" from SAFER-Data. These appear before download. Users of the data should also communicate with the original authors/owners of this resource if they are uncertain about any aspect of the data or information provided before further usage.
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 31
Project Start Date Sunday 1st January 2017 (01-01-2017)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Sunday 1st January 2017 (01-01-2017)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Sunday 31st December 2017 (31-12-2017)
Published on SAFERTuesday 12th June 2018 (12-06-2018)
Date of Last EditWednesday 13th June 2018 at 05:51:27 (13-06-2018)
Datasets or Files Updated On Wednesday 13th June 2018 at 05:51:27 (13-06-2018)

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Description of Geographical Characteristics of This Project or Dataset
As outlined in the official report this is the dataset corresponding to the dataset used for the determination of the quality of drinking water in Ireland in 2017. The report is based on monitoring data from 31 Water Services Authorities (WSAs) submitted to the EPA. All of these 31 Water Service Authorities data is supplied here.

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Lineage information about this project or dataset
These datasets are produced in accordance with Section 58 of the EPA Act, 1992 and to assess compliance with the Drinking Water Regulations, 2007. The links below provide access to several other resources containing drinking water datasets for other years before 2017
Supplementary Information
The entire dataset is organised into separate folders for each water services authority. Each folder contains multiple files. However 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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