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#Irish Water

# irish-water - Thursday 13 August, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

# irish-water - Monday 24 February, 2020

Plans to charge 58,000 people with excessive water usage delayed over privacy concerns

Discussions are underway with the Data Protection Commissioner about managing customer’s personal data.

# irish-water - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Irish Water brand 'badly damaged' and 'continually politicised', brief for TV doc says

The Story of Water, which aired on Virgin Media before Christmas, was designed to “take back control” of the company name and story.

# irish-water - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Bacteria and turbidity: Young Scientists develop solution to monitoring private wells

Currently, the EPA recommends that wells are tested once a year, but there is no legal requirement to do so.

# irish-water - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Sewage that could fill two Olympic swimming pools flowed into Malahide marina, court hears

Irish Water pleaded guilty to offences under the Waste Water Discharge regulations.

# irish-water - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Don't pour fats and oils from your Christmas turkey down sink due to fatberg risk, campaign urges

Irish Water said that thousands of fatbergs are cleared from the wastewater network each year.

# irish-water - Saturday 14 December, 2019

'Do Not Consume' water notice issued in Cavan after supply 'significantly compromised'

Irish Water stressed that boiling the water will not make it safe for consumption.

# 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.

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