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There were no exceedances for pesticides in the public drinking water supplies in County Westmeath in 2021, Irish Water has confirmed.
Gardening enthusiasts and vegetable growers in Galway are being encouraged to feed their local bird populations over the coming months to ensure they are around in summer to play a vital role in pest control.
Another exceedance for the pesticide MCPA has been detected in the public drinking water supply in Newport. This is the eighth detection for MCPA and Glyphosate in this catchment in the last two years and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put Newport on its priority list as a result.
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An exceedance for the pesticide, MCPA, has been detected in the public drinking water supply in Louisburgh.
Irish Water has detected an exceedance for the pesticide MCPA in the Newport public water supply which sources its water from the Newport River. While there is no threat to public health, it is imperative that users of pesticides are mindful of best practice when spraying their lands. This comes following compliant water samples in the month of April and is disappointing news for people on this water supply.
Great care must always be taken to protect drinking water supplies wherever pesticide use is considered necessary, particularly if using products for grassland weed control containing substances such as MCPA, Glyphosate, fluroxypyr and 2,4-D.
Farmers and others using pesticides are being urged to use best practice when spraying, to protect the region's drinking water, according to Fine Gael General Election candidate Alan Dillon.
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.
Liam Aylward MEP is among a group of Irish members of the European Parliament who are hoping to stop a pesticide package which is at the present time being discussed by the Environmental committee in Brussels.