Is your tap water safe to drink? And if not, what can you do?

Local councils are required to regularly test their water supplies and post the results on their websites, but this doesn’t guarantee that the water reaching your taps is safe to use.

There are a few ways to test your water including sending off samples to labs or purchase a drinking water test kit like the ones sold at Wicklow-based business These affordable test kits are made by a reputable US company and provide professional lab results in minutes. They can test for up to 13 of the most potentially hazardous contaminants found in drinking water including Bacteria, Lead, Pesticides, Nitrates, Nitrites, Chlorine, pH and Hardness.

If you do find excessive amounts of contaminants in your water supply, a water filtration device is your best defence against them. They range in price and quality of filtration, but are essential if your water is polluted.

To keep your family safe, test your home drinking water with one of our Drinking Water Test Kits available in our shop.

Simon Chapman
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