E. coli was found in 62 private water supplies in Ireland last year.
A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency found that more than 1,000 people got a serious infection as a result.
In Donegal, there are six water schemes for public groups, four schemes for private groups and 29 small private supplies, one of which is not monitored.
A total of nine boiling notices were issued in Donegal during 2018 on schemes that supply a total of 967 people. At the beginning of the year, there were two schemes on the EPA’s List of Corrective Measures.
The EPA says that poorly constructed wells are putting health at risk.
The full report can be accessed HERE