What is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)?
The EPA is an independent public body that was established under the Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992. The EPA is responsible for environmental research development, monitoring, licensing and regulation as well as the enforcement of environmental law in Ireland. The Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for regulating water quality in Ireland and will continue to carry out this work alongside Irish Water.
For further information please see the EPA website at http://www.epa.ie/irelandsenvironment/water/