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Water Blitz Results 2021

You may recall back in May Castleknock Tidy Towns took samples from the River Tolka and submitted the results online.

DCU Water Institute have now issued the results for the 2021 Water Blitz event. Here is a clip from the report about the water quality in the rivers and streams around Ireland.

"583 samples were collected over 4 days across Ireland. 33 of the 46 river catchments nationwide were sampled, an impossible feat without citizen science.

− 38% of streams and 20% of rivers tested for nitrates had lower quality water.

− 26% of streams and 30% of rivers tested for phosphates had lower quality water."

To read the full report, click on the link below. It makes very interesting reading:

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