Bathing Water Quality

Department/Agency

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Key information

The latest bathing water sampling results during the bathing season together with their compliance with EU bathing water quality standards and the overall water quality status.

Contact

See Contacts and Links page: http://splash.epa.ie/Contact

Source

Bathing water monitoring results from councils.

Scope

Identified bathing areas in sea, river or lake surface waters which local authorities consider to be widely used by the public for bathing. Bathing waters are sampled from the end of May to mid-September. Samples are tested for two types of faecal bacteria Escherichia coli (also known as E. coli) and Intestinal Enterococci.

Frequency

Varying

Reference period

The date of sampling

Start date

2012 season with summaries back to 2010

Timeliness

Varying

Classifications

  • Local authority
    Clare County Council; Cork County Council; Donegal County Council; Dublin City Council; Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council; Fingal County Council; Galway City Council; Galway County Council; Kerry County Council; Leitrim County Council; Louth County Council; Mayo County Council; Meath County Council; Sligo County Council; Waterford City & County Council; Westmeath County Council; Wexford County Council; Wicklow County Council;
  • Bathing water category
    Coastal; Lake; Transitional.
  • Bathing water quality
    Excellent; Good; Sufficient; Poor; No Data.

Theme

Environment, Climate and Energy - Environment

Page Created

2014-07-25

Page Modified

2015-08-05

Keywords

bacteria beach blue compliance faecal faeces flag gastro-enteritis health lifeguard notifications organisms pollution risk STP sewage swimming warning