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#Irish Water

# irish-water - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

It will 'take decades' for Irish Water to remove all lead pipework, EPA says
# Pipe Dreams
# Pipe Dreams

It will 'take decades' for Irish Water to remove all lead pipework, EPA says

Dec 15th 2021, 6:00 AM 12,851 Views 39 Comments

A report by the Environmental Protection Agency has said it has “serious concerns” about the time it takes to implement improvements.

# irish-water - Friday 10 December, 2021

Precautionary Boil Water Notice lifted in North Wicklow and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Precautionary Boil Water Notice lifted in North Wicklow and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Dec 10th 2021, 6:41 PM 15,502 Views 10 Comments

The notice was issued on Monday due to high turbidity at a treated water reservoir.

# irish-water - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Five 'boil water' notices issued as Storm Barra impacts water supplies of over 76,000 people
# Water Outages
# Water Outages

Five 'boil water' notices issued as Storm Barra impacts water supplies of over 76,000 people

Updated Dec 7th 2021, 5:59 PM 29,077 Views 7 Comments

The Boil Water Notices are in place in Cork, Kerry, Donegal and Wexford

# irish-water - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

'Failures in communication' highlighted by water body over treatment plant incidents
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

'Failures in communication' highlighted by water body over treatment plant incidents

Nov 16th 2021, 11:00 AM 6,722 Views 4 Comments

The Water Advisory Body said “it is alarmed at the length of the boil water notices” over the past two years.

# irish-water - Saturday 30 October, 2021

Over 40,000 people affected by boil water notice in Wexford
# Boil Notice
# Boil Notice

Over 40,000 people affected by boil water notice in Wexford

Oct 30th 2021, 3:38 PM 18,210 Views 10 Comments

The towns of Wexford, Gorey and Enniscorthy have been affected.

# irish-water - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Boil water notice in place for over 7,000 people in Wexford
# Gorey
# Gorey

Boil water notice in place for over 7,000 people in Wexford

Oct 28th 2021, 5:21 PM 18,609 Views 6 Comments

The notice was issued due to issues at the water treatment plant.

# irish-water - Thursday 14 October, 2021

'Abject failure' led to 900,000 water users being without boil notices after two contaminations
# Contaminated Water
# Contaminated Water

'Abject failure' led to 900,000 water users being without boil notices after two contaminations

Updated Oct 14th 2021, 2:10 PM 19,706 Views 26 Comments

There were 52 confirmed illnesses after contaminated water entered the public drinking supply.

# irish-water - Saturday 9 October, 2021

Water supply to return as Irish Water repairs burst watermain affecting south Dublin
# South Dublin
# South Dublin

Water supply to return as Irish Water repairs burst watermain affecting south Dublin

Oct 9th 2021, 12:52 PM 17,435 Views 8 Comments

Works are underway at a watermain in Stillorgan, which services several parts of the city.

# irish-water - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Irish Water: Wexford incident 'a serious failure' and shows system 'no longer fit for purpose'
# Water Quality
# Water Quality

Irish Water: Wexford incident 'a serious failure' and shows system 'no longer fit for purpose'

Sep 23rd 2021, 11:04 AM 12,489 Views 26 Comments
  • The utility has said it was not informed of two recent incidents until after they were resolved by local authorities
  • Irish Water tells Oireachtas Committee it 'has no direct control over water treatment plants'
  • Managing director Niall Gleeson has said 'a single public utility is the answer'

# irish-water - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Talks to resume next month on transfer of local authority staff to Irish Water
# Water Workers
# Water Workers

Talks to resume next month on transfer of local authority staff to Irish Water

Sep 22nd 2021, 6:00 AM 15,880 Views 27 Comments

Discussions took place during the summer and they are set to resume again in mid-October.

# irish-water - Monday 20 September, 2021

Local politicians say they warned council and Irish Water of illness in Gorey in late August
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Local politicians say they warned council and Irish Water of illness in Gorey in late August

Updated Sep 20th 2021, 4:15 PM 28,936 Views 40 Comments

At least 52 people fell ill after untreated water passed through the system.

# irish-water - Saturday 18 September, 2021

All water treatment plants to be audited after at least 52 people fall ill
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

All water treatment plants to be audited after at least 52 people fall ill

Sep 18th 2021, 4:36 PM 26,076 Views 28 Comments

Minister Darragh O’Brien said he is “pretty angry” at the failures at the plants serving people in Dublin and Wexford.

# irish-water - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Burst water main impacts supply for thousands in Kerry
# Tralee
# Tralee

Burst water main impacts supply for thousands in Kerry

Jul 28th 2021, 7:57 AM 15,119 Views 19 Comments

Disruption is expected to continue throughout the morning.

# irish-water - Friday 23 July, 2021

Poll: Are you making an effort to conserve water during this heat wave?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you making an effort to conserve water during this heat wave?

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:11 AM 26,222 Views 93 Comments

Irish Water has appealed to members of the public in numerous counties to reduce their water usage.

'It’s very, very difficult': Locals frustrated as village left with no water during heatwave
# Clogherhead
# Clogherhead

'It’s very, very difficult': Locals frustrated as village left with no water during heatwave

Jul 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 22,984 Views 13 Comments

Supply was further impacted due to a burst water main in Drogheda on Monday.

# irish-water - Monday 19 July, 2021

Urgent appeals for water conservation made in several counties
# Water
# Water

Urgent appeals for water conservation made in several counties

Updated Jul 19th 2021, 4:30 PM 29,475 Views 55 Comments

Irish Water said the public should conserve water while temperatures increase.

# irish-water - Sunday 18 July, 2021

Irish Water to introduce water restrictions in parts of Dublin following high demand
# Water
# Water

Irish Water to introduce water restrictions in parts of Dublin following high demand

Jul 18th 2021, 12:54 PM 55,165 Views 75 Comments

Residents in north county Dublin may experience low water pressure or outages today.

# irish-water - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Over 1,400 people waiting for drinkable tap water for more than three months
# Testing The Waters
# Testing The Waters

Over 1,400 people waiting for drinkable tap water for more than three months

Jun 10th 2021, 12:01 AM 12,491 Views 21 Comments
  • Almost 900 people across eight locations have boil water notices in place for a year or more, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform
  • Over the past two years, 50 boil water and 10 do not consume notices were in place for more than a month
  • Water supply is impacting housing, with 42 houses refused permission in Paulstown, Co Kilkenny recently

# irish-water - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Increased detection of pesticides in Irish drinking water supplies
# Something In The Water
# Something In The Water

Increased detection of pesticides in Irish drinking water supplies

Mar 16th 2021, 6:24 PM 23,073 Views 21 Comments

Six areas of concern have been identified around the country.

# irish-water - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Potential disruption to water supply in South Dublin city as Irish Water carries out essential works
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Potential disruption to water supply in South Dublin city as Irish Water carries out essential works

Feb 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 15,059 Views 12 Comments

The work involves replacing old cast iron water mains.

# irish-water - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Some disruption expected as essential water main works take place in Dublin this weekend
# Limited Disruption
# Limited Disruption

Some disruption expected as essential water main works take place in Dublin this weekend

Feb 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,936 Views 16 Comments

The maintenance is expected to take place over the next two weekends.

# irish-water - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Essential water main improvements to cause limited disruption to households in Dublin this weekend
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Essential water main improvements to cause limited disruption to households in Dublin this weekend

Feb 17th 2021, 3:21 PM 24,903 Views 5 Comments

A small number of properties on the South Circular Road will experience water outages this Sunday.

# irish-water - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Spider-Man scooter causes sewer blockage in Cork
# Stuck
# Stuck

Spider-Man scooter causes sewer blockage in Cork

Feb 3rd 2021, 5:06 PM 49,614 Views 19 Comments

The blockage was reported to officials last weekend.

# irish-water - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

People in Dublin asked to conserve water and check for leaks ahead of sub-zero temperatures
# Water
# Water

People in Dublin asked to conserve water and check for leaks ahead of sub-zero temperatures

Jan 20th 2021, 7:04 PM 21,217 Views 36 Comments

Irish Water experienced a higher than normal volume of bursts during the cold snap earlier this month.

# irish-water - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

People in Dublin asked to conserve water and check for leaks following recent cold snap
# Water Conservation
# Water Conservation

People in Dublin asked to conserve water and check for leaks following recent cold snap

Jan 13th 2021, 8:17 AM 12,832 Views 13 Comments

Irish Water said there has been a spike in demand in recent days due to sub-zero temperatures.

# irish-water - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Boil water notice in place for over 20,000 people in Wexford
# Wexford Town
# Wexford Town

Boil water notice in place for over 20,000 people in Wexford

Dec 10th 2020, 6:31 PM 20,311 Views 8 Comments

The notice was issued following a deterioration in the local water supply.

# irish-water - Thursday 10 September, 2020

'Low levels' of natural substance caused strange taste and smell in Dublin drinking water last month
# 2-Methylisoborneol
# 2-Methylisoborneol

'Low levels' of natural substance caused strange taste and smell in Dublin drinking water last month

Sep 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 24,607 Views 19 Comments

There were over 450 reports of an unnatural odour or taste coming off water in August.

# irish-water - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Irish Water investigating reports that drinking water in parts of Dublin has a strange taste or smell
# Drumcondra
# Drumcondra

Irish Water investigating reports that drinking water in parts of Dublin has a strange taste or smell

Aug 13th 2020, 6:15 AM 39,307 Views 32 Comments

Irish Water has insisted that the water is safe to drink, but is investigating reports.

# irish-water - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Demand for water on Achill Island due to staycationers means it's now unsafe to drink
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Demand for water on Achill Island due to staycationers means it's now unsafe to drink

Aug 11th 2020, 3:41 PM 36,104 Views 36 Comments

Demand for water is roughly 50% higher than this time last year.

# irish-water - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Irish Water to lift hosepipe ban at 5pm this evening following recent heavy rainfall
# Hosepipe Ban
# Hosepipe Ban

Irish Water to lift hosepipe ban at 5pm this evening following recent heavy rainfall

Jul 8th 2020, 3:42 PM 15,987 Views 58 Comments

The ban was expected to remain in place until 21 July.

# irish-water - Friday 3 July, 2020

Irish Water reviewing hosepipe ban after recent heavy rainfall
# Water Conservation
# Water Conservation

Irish Water reviewing hosepipe ban after recent heavy rainfall

Jul 3rd 2020, 1:11 PM 20,270 Views 55 Comments

The ban was due to remain in place until 21 July.

# irish-water - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Hosepipe ban to remain in place despite recent bouts of rainfall, says Irish Water
# Rainy Days
# Rainy Days

Hosepipe ban to remain in place despite recent bouts of rainfall, says Irish Water

Jun 20th 2020, 7:15 AM 20,431 Views 51 Comments

The number of drinking water schemes in drought has risen since the ban was put in place.

# irish-water - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

The hosepipe ban kicks in from today - here's what it means
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

The hosepipe ban kicks in from today - here's what it means

Jun 9th 2020, 6:30 AM 39,987 Views 80 Comments

The Greater Dublin Area, Westmeath, Sligo and Tipperary experienced their driest spring on record this year.

# irish-water - Monday 8 June, 2020

National hosepipe ban to kick in tomorrow and last until 21 July
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

National hosepipe ban to kick in tomorrow and last until 21 July

Updated Jun 8th 2020, 9:11 AM 59,171 Views 199 Comments

The managing director of Irish Water said it is time to “get serious” about this issue.

# irish-water - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Poll: Have you curbed your water use after the hosepipe ban warnings?
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Poll: Have you curbed your water use after the hosepipe ban warnings?

Jun 4th 2020, 8:34 AM 29,927 Views 123 Comments

Irish Water has been urging people to conserve water.

# irish-water - Monday 1 June, 2020

Hosepipe ban 'increasingly likely' due to prolonged period of dry weather
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Hosepipe ban 'increasingly likely' due to prolonged period of dry weather

Jun 1st 2020, 7:47 PM 34,211 Views 85 Comments

There have been 37 dry periods between 18 March and 20 May.

# irish-water - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Irish Water asks people to conserve as households now use 20% more water each day
# Reduce
# Reduce

Irish Water asks people to conserve as households now use 20% more water each day

May 12th 2020, 7:45 AM 20,016 Views 113 Comments

Data shows households are using an extra 24 litres of water per person per day compared to February.

# irish-water - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Irish Water staff threatened with machete and pelted with rocks
# 21 Instances
# 21 Instances

Irish Water staff threatened with machete and pelted with rocks

Apr 15th 2020, 6:00 AM 27,394 Views 73 Comments

An incident log shows that 21 instances of assault or abuse were reported by staff since 2017.

# irish-water - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

People told to not leave tap running or flush wipes down the toilet amid Covid-19 crisis
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

People told to not leave tap running or flush wipes down the toilet amid Covid-19 crisis

Mar 18th 2020, 3:26 PM 33,906 Views 25 Comments

Irish Water has also advised businesses to make sure there is “no unnecessary use of water” .

# irish-water - Monday 16 March, 2020

Irish Water asking people to conserve water where possible, including in out-of-use buildings
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Irish Water asking people to conserve water where possible, including in out-of-use buildings

Mar 16th 2020, 4:28 PM 37,360 Views 76 Comments

All non-essential water should be turned off in buildings that won’t be used for a period of time.

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