Apart from the elephant in the room that is, Fluoride, the water quality in Dublin produced by the treatment plants is pretty good. Yes, we had a severe boil water notice in effect recently but overall, the water treatment network has a very good record with minimal disruption to the end user.
All that said, there are housing estates in Dublin with drinking water that has the highest levels of Lead content ever seen in this country. As much as everyone would love to blame Irish Water for this, the responsibility is actually down to the home owner to rectify this severe problem.
Why is it MY Responsibility?
Dublin City Council & now Irish Water have taken significant steps over the past few years to improve the water pipe network across the county. Chances are, if an old Lead pipe is leeching poisonous lead into your drinking water, it’s possibly located under your front garden and this is absolutely not the responsibility of Irish Water. There are grants to have the pipe work replaced but it’s still quite expensive. €3000+. Take you and your families health seriously, take action to fix the problem yourself if you can.
Other Issues That Effect My Drinking Water in Dublin
More often than not, when we visit our customers to replace their water filters, they’re shocked at the state of the old cartridges. Sediment, sand and other gloopy substances stick to the outer core of the cartridge. While it’s possible for dirty water to enter the home from outside, the actual cause of the disgusting looking filters is normally from old corroded pipe work installed in the house. Usually old copper pipes will begin to deteriorate and cause issues for the water filter system.
Limescale in North Dublin is another major issue for residents. The problems can range from dry skin, faulty home appliances to electric showers breaking down or heating elements packing in. If you’re unsure as to whether you have hard water or not, open your kettle and look inside. If you can see a white chalk residue, you have limescale. This will eventually give you grief somewhere in the near future.
What Can I do to Solve These Problems?
We have a range of water filter systems for our customers suffering with poor water quality in Dublin.
For the removal of Lead and all other impurities from your drinking water only, we highly recommend a 5 Stage Reverse Osmosis System. This provides water quality which surpasses any bottled water.
“I have limescale in my entire home, what can you offer me?” We have the highest quality water softeners & limescale protection systems in the country. Please check out our range here
We understand that not many people will wish to pay in full up front for one of these systems, especially during the current economic climate. Our partnership with FlexiFi Ireland enable you to pay only €10 up front and spread the rest of the cost of any of our systems over 6-12 months. Apply online now and get a decision within 15 minutes.