Heatwave makes a splash in Offaly

Damian Moran

Reporter:

Damian Moran

As the beautiful sunny weather continues and people flock to beaches all across Ireland the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reminding you to use Splash, the national bathing water information website, providing current and timely information about water quality.

As the beautiful sunny weather continues and people flock to beaches all across Ireland the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reminding you to use Splash, the national bathing water information website, providing current and timely information about water quality.

As people in Offaly make the most of the good weather remember to visit splash.epa.ie to check the water quality at local beaches before heading to cool off.

The Splash site has an interactive, colour-coded map that allows people to check if their favourite designated swimming spot is ‘green’ for good, ‘yellow’ for sufficient or ‘orange’ for poor water quality. Before deciding on the best place to take a dip you can find out if there are any bathing water warnings or notifications in place at your chosen location. Splash also details those areas that currently have a ‘poor’ status and those that are closed for the season to avoid disappointment.

Peter Webster, EPA Senior Chemist said, “With people in Offaly enjoying the current spell of good weather the EPA wants to remind people that Splash will help families, holiday makers and swimmers in Offaly by providing up to date information on identified bathing waters and the latest water quality at your beach”.

Peter Webster continued, “Splash can also direct you to where you can check which bathing spots have blue flags, see which beaches have lifeguard cover and find out what facilities are available at different beaches. In addition people in Offaly can follow the EPA on Twitter at @EPAIreland for updates on bathing water incidents. “

Visit Splash to check the water quality at your favourite bathing spot at splash.epa.ie