Ireland's drinking water: a summary report on its quality in 1994.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/265276
Title:
Ireland's drinking water: a summary report on its quality in 1994.
Authors:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Publisher:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Issue Date:
1996
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/265276
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The summary report on Ireland's Drinking Water for 1993 was the first to be produced in a "question and answer" format, the aim being to raise in the minds of readers - who are also the consumers of drinking water - the most relevant aspects of an important topic in everyone's life, and to respond to the more commonly asked questions. The format has proved attractive to the general reader and many favourable comments have been made to the' E.P.A. Accordingly, it has been retained for the present summary which covers the 1994 monitoring. However, the question may be asked why there are annual detailed and summary reports on drinking water quality; would an interval of two or three years between reports not be sufficient? There are various factors underlying the issue of reports on a yearly basis. First of all, the initiative in regard to the issue of regular reports was taken by the Minister for the Environment in 1988 when he announced, in association with the making by him of the Drinking Water Regulations, 1988 (as they are popularly known), that annual reports would be issued. Second, the Commission of the European Union has put forward a proposal that the Member States should report yearly, on a Union-wide basis, within the calendar year immediately following a given year's monitoring. Third, the regular production of collated and analysed data is useful to the sanitary authorities which undertake the monitoring, in that they have available - both for their own reference and for the information of consumers - detailed information on the various water supplies in a convenient format. With the move towards greater availability of environmental information, the ready access to these regular reports is an important step forward. It may also be queried whether or not there are sufficient changes or developments in drinking water quality from one year to the next to warrant the production of annual publications. While it is, of course, automatic that the series of reports will record changes (small or otherwise) in drinking water quality, it must be remembered that, while change must be reported fully, a record must also be kept a record of the actual quality of drinking water from year to year. This is a very important aim of the reports. In the case of the summary reports, the information on both changes in and the state of drinking water quality will naturally be greatly condensed, but it is nonetheless considered important by the E.P.A. that the general reader, for whom reference to the detailed report might not be appropriate, should have the 'A Summary of Drinking Water Quality in 1994' opportunity to keep abreast of the overall state of our drinking waters with a minimum of effort.
Keywords:
WATER QUALITY; REGULATION
ISBN:
1899965289

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-14T14:05:13Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-14T14:05:13Z-
dc.date.issued1996-
dc.identifier.isbn1899965289-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/265276-
dc.descriptionThe summary report on Ireland's Drinking Water for 1993 was the first to be produced in a "question and answer" format, the aim being to raise in the minds of readers - who are also the consumers of drinking water - the most relevant aspects of an important topic in everyone's life, and to respond to the more commonly asked questions. The format has proved attractive to the general reader and many favourable comments have been made to the' E.P.A. Accordingly, it has been retained for the present summary which covers the 1994 monitoring. However, the question may be asked why there are annual detailed and summary reports on drinking water quality; would an interval of two or three years between reports not be sufficient? There are various factors underlying the issue of reports on a yearly basis. First of all, the initiative in regard to the issue of regular reports was taken by the Minister for the Environment in 1988 when he announced, in association with the making by him of the Drinking Water Regulations, 1988 (as they are popularly known), that annual reports would be issued. Second, the Commission of the European Union has put forward a proposal that the Member States should report yearly, on a Union-wide basis, within the calendar year immediately following a given year's monitoring. Third, the regular production of collated and analysed data is useful to the sanitary authorities which undertake the monitoring, in that they have available - both for their own reference and for the information of consumers - detailed information on the various water supplies in a convenient format. With the move towards greater availability of environmental information, the ready access to these regular reports is an important step forward. It may also be queried whether or not there are sufficient changes or developments in drinking water quality from one year to the next to warrant the production of annual publications. While it is, of course, automatic that the series of reports will record changes (small or otherwise) in drinking water quality, it must be remembered that, while change must be reported fully, a record must also be kept a record of the actual quality of drinking water from year to year. This is a very important aim of the reports. In the case of the summary reports, the information on both changes in and the state of drinking water quality will naturally be greatly condensed, but it is nonetheless considered important by the E.P.A. that the general reader, for whom reference to the detailed report might not be appropriate, should have the 'A Summary of Drinking Water Quality in 1994' opportunity to keep abreast of the overall state of our drinking waters with a minimum of effort.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA)en_GB
dc.subjectWATER QUALITYen_GB
dc.subjectREGULATIONen_GB
dc.titleIreland's drinking water: a summary report on its quality in 1994.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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