Protecting Drinking Water from Pesticides
- Protecting drinking water quality is essential for sustainable use of resources.
Drinking water monitoring results for Ireland show that a number of herbicides commonly used on grassland, such as MCPA, are being detected more frequently in recent years.
- Careless storage, handling or use of pesticides can easily cause breaches of the legal limit for pesticides in drinking water.
- It is essential to take great care and follow best practice procedures when using any pesticide and particularly so in the case of herbicides used on grassland.