This Plain English fact sheet outlines the work done by the EPA in assessing water quality in Ireland’s lakes.
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Ireland has more than 12,000 lakes.
Lough Corrib is the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland and contains around 800 billion litres of water, enough to fill more than 300,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Lakes and reservoirs are the main source of drinking water for two million people in Ireland.
The water quality of 812 lakes is currently assessed by the EPA. This covers 90% of the surface area of all lakes in Ireland.