PESTICIDES DETECTED IN DRINKING WATER SUPPLIES IN MONAGHAN FOR SECOND MONTH IN A ROW

2 October 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The pesticide MCPA has been detected at levels above the permitted amount in the public drinking water supplies in Glaslough and Emyvale, Co Monaghan for the second time in two months, Irish Water said this week. It was stated in an Irish Water media release: MCPA is a commonly used herbicide present in many products used to control thistles, docks and rushes. The exceedances were noted following routine sampling of drinking water supplies. Three further exceedances were recorded in these schemes in 2019.

These two supplies source their water from the Glaslough Tyholland Group Water Scheme which takes its water from Emy Lough. This lake is vulnerable to contamination from land and animal run-off and Irish Water is asking users of pesticide products in the Emy Lough catchment to consider the vulnerability….

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