Water quality sample results for (a) identified bathing waters (beaches and lakes) under the Bathing Water Quality Directive 2006/7/EC which is implemented in Ireland through the Bathing Water Quality Regulations 2008, and (b) other monitored waters not managed under the Regulations (non-identified bathing waters).

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Theme Health
Date dataset released 2018-10-23
Date dataset updated 2018-11-22
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
Rights notes ['no limitations', 'https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'license', 'https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'license']
Update frequency Other
Language English
Landing Page https://www.beaches.ie
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-10.47472, 51.44555],[-10.47472, 55.37999], [-6.01306, 55.37999], [-6.01306, 51.44555], [-10.47472, 51.44555]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) TM65 / Irish Grid (EPSG:29902)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "1014", "verticalDomainName": "EPSG Projection 5731 - Malin Head height", "minVerticalExtent": "0"}
Provenance information Local authorities report bathing water quality results for ‘identified’ bathing waters (monitored and managed under <a href="http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2008/si/79/made/en/print"/>Bathing Water Quality Regulations 2008 (SI No. 79 of 2008)) </a> and other monitored waters not managed under the regulations ('non-identified') to the EPA via the Monitoring Data System (MDS) on <a href="http://www.epa.ie/enforcement/how/edenhelp/"/> EDEN (Environmental Data Exchange Network).</a> Results are provided for two microbiological parameters – E coli and Intestinal Enterococci. Sample water quality status is the likely quality of each individual water sample reported by local authorities as assessed by the EPA using the standards set in the Regulations and is expressed as ‘Excellent’, ‘Good’, ‘Sufficient’ or ‘Poor’.
Period of time covered (begin) 2014-01-01
Period of time covered (end) 2018-08-04