EPA makes a splash in Tipperary

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has re-launched Splash, the national bathing water information website, providing current and timely information for people in Tipperary heading to the beach during the summer months. With schoolchildren on holidays and many families planning trips to the beach, splash.epa.ie allows people to check the water quality at 135 identified bathing waters nationwide.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has re-launched Splash, the national bathing water information website, providing current and timely information for people in Tipperary heading to the beach during the summer months. With schoolchildren on holidays and many families planning trips to the beach, splash.epa.ie allows people to check the water quality at 135 identified bathing waters nationwide.

The brand new Splash site has an interactive, colour-coded map that allows people to check if their favourite swimming spot is green for good, yellow for sufficient or orange for poor water quality. Before deciding on the best place to swim you can find out if there are any current bathing water warnings or notifications at your chosen location. Splash also details those areas that currently have a ‘poor’ status and those that are closed for the season. Splash allows people to view the bathing spots identified for the current year and tells you how to get involved in identifying new bathing waters in Tipperary that could be added to the list.

The EPA’s senior chemist Peter Webster said the EPA was delighted to relaunch this initiative: “Splash will help families, holiday makers and swimmers in Tipperary by providing you with up to date information on identified bathing waters and informing you about the latest water quality in your chosen area.” Blue flag beaches will also be lsited. Check splash.epa.ie for all the info.