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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Dirty water

Last year
Health of 6,000 people put at risk by contaminated drinking water, environment body finds
Meeting E coli standards is a basic requirement in the provision of safe drinking water.
Ireland continues to pump poorly treated sewage into rivers and lakes nationwide
The EPA says just 51% of sewage was treated to the EU standards.
All time
An Athlone company is helping solve a big problem for the world's growing population
Oxymem has overhauled waste-treatment processes which have barely changed in a century.
Sunlight can make this dirty water clean...and save lives
Today is World Water Day…but clean tap water is a pipe dream for 780 million people across the globe.
Raw sewage is being pumped into water in 42 urban areas in Ireland - EPA
The agency says the country needs major investment in the area.
Watch: Ming Flanagan challenges Minister to drink glass of 'glorified piss' (water)
The independent TD could be in trouble with Dáil authorities after an outburst in the chamber this morning.