Monday 16 September 2019

Dublin's water put to the test

Anyone can register to be part of the WaterBlitz on the Earthwatch site, and they will receive a free testing kit in the post (stock photo)
Anyone can register to be part of the WaterBlitz on the Earthwatch site, and they will receive a free testing kit in the post (stock photo)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Dubliners are being asked to help test the quality of water in the rivers and lakes of the capital.

Met Éireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack and climatologist Seamus Walsh helped launch the Dublin WaterBlitz at Dublin City University.

DCU's Water Institute has partnered with Earthwatch Europe for the project taking place on September 20-23.

Anyone can register to be part of the WaterBlitz on the Earthwatch site, and they will receive a free testing kit in the post.

Earthwatch will then compile a report from the data that will give a picture of the city's waterways.

"We're fortunate here in Ireland that we have an abundance of rainfall and clean fresh water, and we want to keep it that way.

"Everyone has a responsibility to ensure our water remains clean and healthy," Ms Cusack said.

Irish Independent

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