TESTING THE WATERS: Where in Ireland has the most polluted tap water?
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A water treatment fault in the Dublin region that left 600,000 people with a boil notice drew attention yet again to just how fragile the country’s water network is.

Decades of under-investment, crumbling infrastructure, and leaking pipes have left Ireland’s water supply on a knife edge.

In some areas however, boil water notices are much less of a rarity and last much longer than a few days.

One such Irish Water notice in Co Louth was in place for more than two months in 2019 while on group schemes, boil water notices have in some cases lasted years.


We want to explore the supply system in Ireland to identify the areas of the country with the worst tap water.

We want to speak to people in areas with long term boil notices about the impacts on their life and health.

Have you any information that you think would help this investigation, contact us at [email protected]

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