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EPA Drinking Water Advice Note - Advice Note No. 10

Advice Note No. 10: Service Reservoir Inspection, Cleaning and Maintenance., January 2013

Year: 2013

This Advice Note provides guidance to Water Services Authorities for the regular inspection, cleaning and maintenance that should be carried out on service reservoirs. It covers the actions to be taken by operators including practical advice on how inspections and cleaning of reservoirs should be carried out.

EPA Drinking Water Advice Note - Advice Note No. 11

Advice Note No. 11: Prior Investigations and Technical Assessments, January 2013

Year: 2013

This Advice Note provides guidance to Water Servcies Authorities on the steps involved in carrying out a Technical Assessment or Prior Investigation as required under the European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations S.I. No. 610 of 2010.

EPA Drinking Water Advice Note - Advice Note No. 9

Advice Note No. 9: Cryptosporidium Sampling and Monitoring, January 2013

Year: 2013

This Advice Note provides guidance to Water Services Authorities on sampling and monitoring for Cryptosporidium. It includes a report on an international review of Cryptosporidium monitoring practices.

EPA Drinking Water Advice Note - Advice Note No. 8

Advice Note No. 8: Developing Drinking Water Safety Plans, January 2013

Year: 2013

This Advice Note provides guidance to Water Services Authorities on the steps involved in constructing a water safety plan and an outline of what it should contain in the Irish context. It contains guidance on hazard identification, risk assessment and the preparation of action plans for the hazards identified.

EPA Drinking Water Advice Note - Advice Note No. 6

Advice Note No. 6 Restoring Public Water Supplies Affected by Flooding, January 2013

Year: 2013

Guidance for Local Authorities on Water Quality checks that should be undertaken as part of the process of restoring public water supplies affected by flooding.

EPA Drinking Water Advice Note -Advice Note No. 7

Advice Note No. 7: Source Protection and Catchment Management to Protect Groundwater Sources, January 2013

Year: 2013

This Advice Note provides guidance to Water Services Authorities on groundwater protection policies, guidance and related legislation that WSAs should have regard to when developing measures to protect groundwater. It covers the preparation of groundwater protection plans including zones of contribution, source protection zones, groundwater protection zones and setback distances.

EPA Drinking Water Advice Note - Advice Note No. 5

Advice Note No. 5: Turbidity in Drinking Water, January 2013

Year: 2013

This Advice Note sets out the EPA guidance on the actions that are necessary in water treatment plants where elevated levels of turbidity are detected.

EPA Drinking Water Advice Note - Advice Note No 4. Version 2

Advice Note No 4. Version 2: Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water, January 2013

Year: 2013

The purpose of this advice note is to provide guidance to operators to ensure that the levels of disinfection byproducts is kept as low as possible.

EPA Drinking Water Advice Note - Advice Note No. 3

Advice Note No. 3: E.coli in Drinking Water, January 2013

Year: 2013

This Advice Note sets out EPA guidance on the actions that are necessary following the detection of E. coli and also the preventative measures that should be taken to improve the security of the supply to prevent a repeat failure in the future. This is provided in the context of the EPA recommended approach to managing a drinking water supply i.e. the Water Safety Plan Approach.

EPA Drinking Water Advice Note - Advice Note No. 2

Advice Note No. 2: Action programmes to restore the quality of drinking water impacted by lead pipes and lead plumbing., January 2013

Year: 2013

The purpose of this guidance circular is to provide information to local authorities on action programmes to restore the quality of drinking water that is impacted by lead pipes and plumbing. A separate guidance circular has been issued covering lead compliance monitoring and surveys (EPA Drinking Water Advice Note No. 1)

EPA Drinking Water Advice Note - Advice Note No. 1

Advice Note No. 1: Lead Compliance Monitoring and Surveys, January 2013

Year: 2013

The purpose of this guidance circular is to provide additional information to local authorities on lead compliance monitoring and surveys. This is done in the context of compliance with the current lead parametric value of 25 μg/l and the parametric value of 10 μg/l, which will be effective from 2013.

HSE and EPA Joint Position Statement on Trihalomethanes in Drinking Water November 2011

HSE and EPA Joint Position Statement on Trihalomethanes in Drinking Water, January 2013

Year: 2013

This position paper has been developed by the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It provides a summary of the issues in relation to trihalomethanes in drinking water including health, legislation and interventions.

Leixlip Public Drinking Water Supply

Year: 2012

Drinking Water Audit Report in respect of Audit carried out on 15/11/2012 at the Leixlip Public Drinking Water Supply.

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Water Treatment Manual: Disinfection

Year: 2011

This manual is a revision of the 1998 EPA Disinfection Manual. The updated manual has been revised to reflect best practice in drinking water disinfection and the supervisory role of the EPA. It provides practical guidance in plant operation, management, maintenance and supervision as well as an overview of the current disinfection technologies available.

European Communities (Drinking Water) (No. 2) Regulations 2007 - (Public Water Supplies)

Public Water Supplies: A handbook on the Implementation of the Regulations for Water Service Authorities for Public Water Supplies., May 2010

Year: 2010

This handbook has been prepared by the Environmental Protection Agency (the EPA) to assist the Water Services Authorities (WSAs) to implement the provisions of the European Communities (Drinking Water) (No. 2) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 278 of 2007) (the Regulations) in respect of public water supplies provided by the WSAs.

European Communities (Drinking Water) (No. 2) Regulations 2007 - (Private Water Supplies)

Private Water Supplies: A Handbook on the Implementation of the Regulations for Water Services Authorities for Private Water Supplies, May 2010

Year: 2010

This handbook has been compiled to provide guidance to private water suppliers and the Water Services Authorities as the supervisory authority on the implementation of the European Communities (Drinking Water) (No. 2) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 278 of 2007) in respect of private water supplies

Water Treatment Manuals - Coagulation, Floculation & Clarification

Year: 2002

This manual on Coagulation, Flocculation & Clarification sets out the general principles and practices which should be followed in the production of drinking water

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