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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.
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.
Fifteen exceedance for the pesticides MCPA and glyphosate were detected in the public drinking water supplies in Louisburgh and Newport in 2019 and 2020.
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.