Drinking water is a very important part of Irish life.
Water is essential to our health and our economy, providing essential energy to keep us going.
But, as with all things, there is no one right way to drink your water.
If you’re not sure what to do, or if you’ve got any questions, please take a look at the following resources.1.
Drink water from a bottle and fill it with tap water, and take a sip at a time2.
Use the tap water at home or go to the tap and refill it3.
Buy tap water from your local tap4.
Do not use tap water as your source of drinking water.5.
You can drink tap water directly from a source of water like the river or lake6.
You should not take a bottle of water to drink from, even if it has the same amount of water as you.
The water in a bottle has a higher concentration of chlorine and other harmful chemicals, which could harm you or others.7.
Do NOT drink water from the tap or water fountain at home.
You need to drink water at a water source like the pool or garden.8.
If a bottle or plastic bottle has no markings on the bottom, it is not a good source of safe drinking water for the environment.9.
If drinking from a plastic bottle, do not fill it more than 1cm deep with water.10.
Do remember that drinking water is safe when it is free of chlorine.
The amount of chlorine is a measure of how well it prevents bacteria from becoming resistant to the disinfectant.
This is the most important indicator of how safe drinking tap water is.
The following are some helpful tips for safe drinking drinking water:1.
Do buy tap water when you can get it from your nearest water company2.
Avoid tap water that contains the dangerous chlorine-containing chlorine solvents, as they can be harmful3.
Keep a bottle with you, so you can keep it handy when you’re out and about, as there is a risk of contamination4.
If there is water in your tap, it should be free of chloramines and other chemicals that can cause illness.
If it is contaminated with chloramines, it may have a higher risk of causing illness5.
Always rinse your tap water with cold water before you drink it.
This will prevent chloramines from being transferred to the water and the water itself.6.
Always flush toilets before you flush your tap and the fountain.
If the water in the toilet is contaminated, it can contaminate your water supply.7; If you have a water supply issue, see the following information for more information:Water Safety 101:How to prevent waterborne illness, how to avoid chlorine poisoning and other water-related safety issues.8: The following is advice on how to protect your home from waterborne illnesses:9.
You shouldn’t use a filter or tap water for cooking, bathing or drinking purposes, unless it is safe for your health10.
Never drink or give water to anyone you don’t know.
If your local water supplier has a filter, it’s a good idea to use it.11.
Never buy tap or bottled water from outside Ireland.
If water is free, buy it from a water supplier that is.12.
Don’t drink tap or tap-tap water if you have diarrhoea, or any other illness caused by drinking contaminated water.13.
Do read the water safety advice in this article and this guide before using your tap or a tap-type water bottle.
It’s important that you understand the water you are drinking, and the risks of the water, as well as the health effects.14.
If someone comes into contact with water contaminated with chlorine or other harmful substances, please wash it off as soon as possible, as it could cause serious health problems and even death.15.
Always wash your hands before and after using any of the above water supplies, especially the bottled water.
If you are a gardener, ask your gardener to take a test for chloramines.
If they test positive for chlorine, your local health authority may be able to refer you to a specialist water supplier.
If your water has become contaminated, ask the local health authorities for an opinion about how to remove the water.
Some local authorities will provide a list of people who may have contaminated water, or give advice on what to take to help protect your water supplies.
This water resource has been updated on 21 October 2018.