Data, measured at the water source, on the quality of water is essential for both the delivery of services and the prevention of diseases. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data should be available on level of the following chemicals by water source and be updated at least weekly:

  • fecal coliform
  • arsenic
  • fluoride levels
  • nitrates
  • TDS (Total dissolved solids)

Data Location


Water Quality is monitored by the Irish EPA and data is publicly released. Only attribution is sought, however no specific licence type is applied.

Data monitoring happens on a regular basis, however, the most recent files available for download are 10 months old indicating data is not provided in a timely and up to date manner

Data is accessible through the following series of steps

  • Access through
  • Click "Direct Link" under Geospatial (which is not a direct link)
  • Brings you to
  • Click little arrow under Get Data
  • Click little arrow under EPA Database
  • Select Water Quality and Monitoring
  • Select appropriate file
  • Enter email address at bottom of table
  • Enter email address again
  • Complete Captcha
  • Click "Send"
  • Wait an indeterminate amount of time (after 90 mins at time of writing, no email from EPA has arrived)

On this basis, machine readable category has been set to no as it can not be determined at time of writing

Reviewer comments

All parameters are there, submission is accurate regarding data being available and the download issues.

Data Availability

  • Y Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • N Is the data machine readable
  • Y Available in bulk
  • N Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Nisha Thompson
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Wed Oct 07 2015 15:44:27 GMT+0000 (UTC)