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#Irish Water

# irish-water - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Irish Water appeals for people in Dublin area to conserve water over Christmas as demand peaks

Demand for water in greater Dublin is 10 million litres a day higher than last year, Irish Water said.

# irish-water - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Wastewater may be discharged into Dublin Bay following breakdown at Ringsend plant

Crews are working to repair pumps at the Dublin facility.

# irish-water - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Boil water notice in place for 9,500 people in Cork

The notice is in place for the area supplied by the Whitegate Public Water Supply.

# irish-water - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Irish Water website crashed after boil water notice when just 5,000 people tried to log on

Irish Water said its site had “previously handled this volume of traffic during heavy public awareness campaigns”.

# irish-water - Monday 18 November, 2019

Roads affected by burst water main in Cork city will be closed for 'at least' one or two days

The water main burst earlier today in the northside of the city.

# irish-water - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Major wastewater treatment plant gets go ahead in north Dublin despite local opposition

Opponents to the plant have said they are ready to initiate a judicial review in the High Court.

Raw sewage from 77,000 people in Ireland flowing into environment every day

Ireland needs “substantial” investment in waste water treatment, the EPA report said.

# irish-water - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Boil water notice for 600,000 people in Dublin, Kildare and Meath lifted with immediate effect

Irish Water said an audit of the plant and satisfactory results of a number of water samples were factors in the decision.

# irish-water - Friday 8 November, 2019

Boil water notice for 600,000 people in greater Dublin area to remain in place until at least Tuesday

A notice affecting 600,000 people is currently in place for areas of Dublin, Meath and Kildare.

Irish Water boss says he can't rule out further repeats of large-scale boil water notices

A boil water notice is currently in place in for areas of Dublin, Meath and Kildare.

# irish-water - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Boil water notice remains in place but Irish Water says maps of affected areas 'will be refined'

Due to ongoing heavy remain, Irish Water is unsure of when the notice will be lifted.

# irish-water - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Boil water notice for 600,000 people in greater Dublin area to remain in place

Irish Water has apologised for the inconvenience caused.

# irish-water - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Boil water notice to remain in place for a number of days in parts of Dublin, Kildare and Meath

The areas impacted are the same as those impacted by a widespread notice a fortnight ago.

# irish-water - Monday 4 November, 2019

Boil water notice returns for parts of Dublin, Kildare and Meath due to bad weather

The areas impacted are the same as those impacted by a widespread notice a fortnight ago.

# irish-water - Thursday 31 October, 2019

'Small black particles' at Irish Water plant led to boil water notice for 600,000 people last week

The agency confirmed that a blockage was the main reason for last week’s notice.

# irish-water - Friday 25 October, 2019

Dublin area boil water notice remains in place but Irish Water hopes for 'some positive news'

The EPA, the HSE and Fingal County Council are to meet today as 600,000 people remain affected.

# irish-water - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Dublin boil water notice to remain in place for at least another day

The notice impacts approximately 600,000 people.

Why is a boil water notice in place and what could happen if you drink it?

The notice was issued yesterday evening following a “small mechanical failure” at Leixlip Water Treatment plant.

# irish-water - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Ireland is losing 43% of its drinking water in leaks - and has just gotten the data to start fixing the problem

One of the biggest problems with leaks is where to find them – a trained ear to hear a leak is still a commonly used method.

# irish-water - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Irish Water warns about further bad smells in Dublin following delay in repair works at treatment plant

It’s the third such warning issued by the utility in the last two months.

# irish-water - Monday 19 August, 2019

Irish Water warns about potential smells from Ringsend treatment plant in the coming days

It’s a result of maintenance works at the site.

# 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.

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