What is Arsenic?
Arsenic can typically be found in certain groundwater sources due to influence from minerals and rocks. Is has also been linked to industrial pollution incidents. In the Drinking Water Regulations, it is defined as a Chemical parameter.
What is an exceedance for Arsenic?
The limit for Arsenic set out in the EU drinking water directive is 10?g/l. Therefore, any result above this level is an exceedance for Arsenic.
What is the cause of an Arsenic exceedance?
Arsenic exceedances in drinking water indicates naturally high concentrations at the source or a possible chemical pollution incident.