Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992

Drinking water.

58.—(1) (a) The Agency may require a sanitary authority to submit to it in such manner and at such times as it may direct, such information as the Agency may specify about the monitoring of the quality of water intended for human consumption pursuant to the European Communities (Quality of Water Intended for Human Consumption) Regulations, 1988, or any enactment amending or replacing those regulations or any other enactment relating to drinking water as may be prescribed.

(b) The Agency shall carry out, cause to be carried out, or arrange for, such monitoring as it considers necessary to verify information (including monitoring results) transmitted to it under paragraph (a).

(2) The Agency shall, in relation to each year, prepare and submit to the Minister a report on the monitoring, and an assessment of the results, referred to in subsection (1), and shall include in the report such recommendations as seem to it to be appropriate.

(3) Each report under subsection (2) shall be laid by the Minister before each House of the Oireachtas and shall be published by the Agency.