27 July 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

•Irish Water urges farmers to use best practice when spraying

Exceedances in pesticides have been detected in drinking water sources in Co Monaghan for a second year running, Irish Water stated this week. In a media release, the utility stated: “Irish Water, working in partnership with 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. The efforts to reduce the incidence of these detections are being coordinated by the NPDWAG. “This group is chaired by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. All of the key stakeholders are represented in this group and include other Government departments and agencies; local authorities; industry representative bodies; farming organisations; water sector organisations; and ….

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