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Basic checks and balances to save time and money

Basic checks and balances to save time and money

In our experience Water, Waste and Wastewater problems arise and costs increase where basic checks and balances have been overlooked or not acted upon. “If you don’t measure it you cannot manage it” ECOS works with our clients to ensure that avoidable problems can be avoided. The potential cost saving benefits to the client can...

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Drinking Water in Ireland

On 1st January 2014 Irish Water became responsible for the production, distribution and monitoring of drinking water from over 1000 public water supplies, serving 82.0% of the population. The remainder of the population is supplied by group water schemes (6.6%), small private supplies (0.8%) and private wells (10.6%) that are exempt under the Regulations.  Responsibility for the water quality rests with...

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European Commission: Drinking Water Consultation Document is published

The European Commission has published a consultation document on the quality of drinking water in Europe The aim of this drinking water consultation document is to gather views on the need and the possible range of actions which could be undertaken in order to improve the supply with high quality drinking water. The results of the...

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Protecting Drinking Water from Pesticides

The National Pesticides Working group has produced a leaflet to provide information supporting awareness around responsible use of herbicides, including MCPA, by farmers and other professional users. 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...

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Drinking Water – Who is responsible

From 1st January 2014 Irish Water is responsible for the production, distribution and monitoring of drinking water from over 1000 public water supplies, serving 82.0% of the population.  The remainder of the population is supplied by group water schemes (6.6%), small private supplies (0.8%) and private wells (10.6%) that are exempt under the Regulations. Responsibility for the water...

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Resource efficiency saves individual businesses €30,000 per annum

The Green Hospitality Programme launched a new booklet for the hospitality sector – “Resource Efficiency in the Hospitality Sector”. This booklet contains numerous case studies, on how to reduce utility costs through resource efficiency. Being resource efficient reduces the impact of business emissions on the environment. Highlighting how protecting the environment, can go hand in...

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“Blackwater” Recycling at the Olympics

Harvesting rainwater and recycling greywater are well known and established practices. Blackwater reuse (from toilets) does not have as high a profile, but that may change after it has been used at the 2012 Olympic Games. Wastewater from London’s sewers will be treated and used to fill toilets, for landscape irrigation at the Olympic Park...

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