Kerry, Wicklow and Donegal worst affected as European Commission issues warning over safety of drinking water

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The European Commission has issued a warning to the Irish Government to improve the safety of drinking water.

It follows recent data showing that water in certain counties has excessive amounts of a substance called Trihalomethane.

The chemical is a by-product of chlorine when used to disinfect water.

Counties Kerry, Wicklow and Donegal are the worst affected.

Grace Bolton from the EU Commission office in Dublin says a solution must be found.

She said: "There are a number of actors involved, the Environmental Protection Agency, Irish Water and the HSE but Ireland needs to find a solution."

- Digital Desk

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