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An exceedance for the pesticide, MCPA, has been detected in the public drinking water supply in Louisburgh.
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.
Irish Water has joined forces with six other agencies in Mayo to try to find solutions to an ongoing problem with pesticide exceedances in the Newport public water supply.
Exceedances in pesticides are on the increase across Mayo with exceedances detected during 2018 in the Westport Public Water Supply, Newport Water Supply Scheme, Louisburgh Water Supply Scheme and Kiltimagh Water Supply Scheme.
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.