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Exceedances in pesticides have been detected in drinking water sources in Mayo and as a result Irish Water working in partnership with Mayo County Council and the National Pesticides and Drinking Water Action Group (NPDWAG) is appealing to farmers and other users of pesticides to follow the guidelines when applying these substances to their lands.
Mayo has just emerged from one of the wettest winters ever recorded and thankfully we have turned a corner and summer is upon us. Many people are taking advantage of improved weather conditions to catch up on some spraying (or weed control activities). Irish Water welcomes the work of the EPA and Teasgasc to ensure that Ireland’s drinking water is protected from pesticide contamination during this period.
Westport company, Portwest, has launched a new pesticide handling kit for farmers, which it says is the first of its kind on the market.
A closure order was served on a restaurant in Kiltimagh during April according to a report from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). The enforcement order was issued by environmental health officers in the HSE on New Jasmine House (restaurant), Aiden Street, Kiltimagh on April 23.
The HSE today issued advice to householders, schools, childcare facilities and catering businesses following disruption to water supplies in certain parts of the country. The HSE’s Environmental Health Officers are working closely with all affected communities to ensure that any disruption of water supplies does not pose a threat to public health. A range of advice for householders and businesses is now available on www.hse.ie.