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Dublin: 11 °C Monday 19 August, 2019

#Irish Water

# irish-water - Friday 2 August, 2019

Questions over this weekend's Liffey Swim after water samples found to be "exceptionally poor"

Dublin City Council says that the results “significantly exceed the maximum permitted levels for designated bathing waters”.

# irish-water - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Sewer debris discharges into River Liffey after heavy downpours yesterday

The capital experienced bouts of heavy rain yesterday afternoon.

# irish-water - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Temporary dam to be built after Grand Canal partially drains following collapsed sewer

There has been no impact on local homes and businesses.

# irish-water - Monday 22 July, 2019

Irish Water restores supply in north Dublin after 'major burst' left households with low pressure

The burst happened on a 600mm diameter water main on the Drumcondra Road at about 7.30am yesterday.

# irish-water - Sunday 21 July, 2019

'Major burst' leaves people without water in north Dublin

Irish Water and Dublin City Council are working to restore full water pressure in the affected areas.

# irish-water - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Charges for excess water usage approved by commission

Irish Water in its proposals said it was recommending a range of measures in a bid to reduce household water usage.

25% of Irish people say they don't need to conserve water because of how often it rains

Irish Water also admitted that leaks across the country are a “massive problem”, at a rate of 43%.

# irish-water - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Poll: How would you vote in a referendum on water ownership? Ireland's Water This post contains a poll

Poll: How would you vote in a referendum on water ownership?

Minister Eoghan Murphy has said a referendum on the topic could be held as early as next year.

Referendum on water ownership could be held in early 2020, says minister

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said wording for the referendum should be ready in the autumn.

# irish-water - Friday 12 July, 2019

'It's a real crisis': Billions of litres of untreated water overflows at Ringsend wastewater plant since 2015

New figures show the extent of overflows at the plant in recent years.

# irish-water - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Warning of 'odour' near Ringsend as EPA says plumes to continue until waste water plant upgrade

It follows an apparent leak at the plant this week.

# irish-water - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

EPA to inspect wastewater treatment plant after brown plume discharges into Dublin Bay

It is the third apparent spillage to occur at the facility this year.

# irish-water - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Discoloured water on Dublin beaches down to algal bloom, says council

Bathing bans are in place at beaches across Dublin Bay.

# irish-water - Friday 12 April, 2019

Public urged not to put food waste down the sink to prevent 'fatbergs' building up

Over €7 million is spent every year by Irish Water dealing with fatbergs in public pipes.

# irish-water - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Works underway to repair significant burst on water main in Dundalk

The burst happened on a combined storm and sewage main on Quay Street.

# irish-water - Saturday 16 March, 2019

8ft fatberg made of wet wipes and nappies removed from sewer in Wicklow

People have been urged to be more mindful of flushing inappropriate things down the toilet.

# irish-water - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Dublin water supply may be disrupted over weekend as repairs to be carried out

Works will be carried out on the trunk water main on the Stillorgan Road, Donnybrook today and tomorrow.

# irish-water - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

A faulty sewage tank caused effluent to pour into Dublin Bay over the weekend Poolbeg This post contains videos

A faulty sewage tank caused effluent to pour into Dublin Bay over the weekend

The fault occured at the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant.

# irish-water - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Water supply in parts of Dublin disrupted following burst water main

The burst water main is located on Anglesea Road.

# irish-water - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Irish Water investigating reports of discoloured tap water in areas of north Dublin

Irish Water said that it had received reports of water supply issues in areas of Dublin central, Glasnevin and Finglas.

People in Mullingar asked to conserve water to reduce risk of summer outages

Lough Owel, which supplies water to 50,000 homes and businesses, has now reached critically low levels.

# irish-water - Sunday 27 January, 2019

If you're using 'too much' water, you'll be getting a letter in the door in June

This week, the Cabinet approved the introduction of excessive charges for households.

# irish-water - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Repairs to Dublin water mains may cause supply disruption this weekend

Homes and businesses may be impacted by reduced pressure and water outages.

# irish-water - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

'Monster' 64m fatberg discovered blocking sewer in UK

The mass, which is made up of oil, fat and wet wipes, is the largest-ever fatberg to have been discovered in Devon.

# irish-water - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Avoiding fatbergs: Why pouring turkey oils and greases down the sink is a terrible idea

Irish Water and Clean Coasts are urging people not to pour the oil from their Christmas turkey down the sink.

# irish-water - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

How we could be on course for a referendum on water supply

The aim would be to retain public ownership of any company charged with responsibility for the supply of water services

# irish-water - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Wet wipes and sanitary products cause over 500 sewage blockages every month Plastic Problem This post contains videos

Wet wipes and sanitary products cause over 500 sewage blockages every month

The problem costs €7 million per year to address.

# irish-water - Friday 5 October, 2018

Around 2,500 affected after Irish Water issues 'do not drink' notice in Limerick

Tests show high levels of turbidity, or cloudiness, in the water in the area.

# irish-water - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Irish Water to write to 140,000 homes and businesses with 'at risk' supplies

Approximately 366,000 people are affected.

# irish-water - Friday 28 September, 2018

Irish Water staff made house calls to those reported over hosepipe ban

The utility warned that fines may still be issued over the flouting of the restrictions.

# irish-water - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Irish Water lifts hosepipe ban in 16 counties as increased rainfall eases shortage fears

The company had warned last month that water levels could be at “historic low levels going into the winter”.

# irish-water - Friday 21 September, 2018

Blocked sewer suspected to have caused 'major' fish kill along 5km stretch of river in north Dublin

A local councillor has called on Irish Water to explain how it will protect the river.

# irish-water - Saturday 15 September, 2018

North Dublin locals protest over Irish Water's plans for wastewater treatment plant

Irish Water has sought to press ahead with a new wastewater treatment facility in Clonshaugh.

# irish-water - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Doomed water charges policy had 'treacherous basis'

A report on the issue will be launched today at a conference called How (Not) To Do Public Policy.

# irish-water - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Irish Water extends hosepipe ban for 16 counties until the end of September

The Greater Dublin area could face “historic low levels” of water going into winter, the company warned.

# irish-water - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Irish Water asked for schools to reduce or turn off their water supplies during the drought

Documents show that Irish Water made the request for when schools broke for the summer holidays.

# irish-water - Saturday 18 August, 2018

During the drought, some areas were losing half of their water supply because of leaks

While the country faced water restrictions, 50% of water was leaking in some Irish Water schemes.

# irish-water - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'We need substantial winter rains': Hosepipe ban to remain until October in some areas

This warning comes after it emerged yesterday that the water supply in Dublin could fail after 70 days.

# irish-water - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Dublin water supply could run out in 70 days

The Poulaphuca Reservoir previously had enough water for 150 days.

# irish-water - Monday 6 August, 2018

European Commission opens case against Ireland over levels of drinking water contamination

Earlier this year Irish Water was fined for delays in carrying out work at six water treatment plans in Donegal to reduce levels.

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