Feale River Pesticide Levels Much Higher Than EU Limits

Households and customers of the Abbeyfeale public water supply as well as households in other areas of West Limerick should be more than concerned at the reports of high pesticide levels in their drinking water. This is a result of the work of the Mount Collins/Brosna Anglers’ Association who have documentation that shows persistent pesticide safety level failures at 15 sampling stations on the River Feale between Rockchapel and Abbeyfeale. During the years 2015 to 2018, the Abbeyfeale public water supply which is sourced from the River Feale, had pesticide levels of .65 mcg per litre, or six times higher than the EU-permitted parametric limit of .10 mcg per litre. The European Drinking Water Regulations 2014 (S.I. 122 of 2014)...

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