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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: -2°C

# Irish Water

This year
Uisce Éireann fined over €7,000 for fish kill in Cavan
It is the third such prosecution against the plant since 2015
Uisce Éireann donates treatment plant to Ukraine that can supply water for 6,200 people daily
The water utility company donated two containerised water treatment plants to the country last year and is now sending another.
‘Frustrating’ incident sees raw sewage discharged into Fingal's protected Baldoyle Bay
Baldoyle Bay is both a Special Protection Area and a Special Area of Conservation.
Nearly 500,000 people receive drinking water from 'at-risk' public supplies
A report by
Lauren Boland
The quality of drinking water in Ireland is very high overall but there are several issues for Uisce Éireann to address, says the EPA.
Uisce Éireann fined €5,000 for pollution that killed fish in the River Liffey
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) took the case against Uisce Éireann.
Water service workers go on strike at ten councils across the country
Staff who are being transferred from local authorities to Uisce Éireann are protesting over commitments on their working conditions.
Uisce Éireann reports operating profits of €252 million for 2022
Uisce Éireann was formerly known as Irish Water.
Siptu water services strike called off
Water workers at 30 local authorities were to take part in a two-day strike next week on 7 and 8 June.
Local authorities are not prepared for strikes by water and firefighting workers, Siptu warns
Staff in local firefighting and water divisions are to stage separate strikes starting next week.
Irish Water repair burst pipe that caused major water outages in Dublin yesterday
Regional Asset Operations Manager with Irish Water told Morning Ireland that a fitting on top of the pipe, that was laid 40 years ago, was “sheared off”.
A significant and high-pressure water main has been repaired after it burst in Dublin's south inner city yesterday.
Irish Water said yesterday that services would resume today, once pressure has built up in the pipe properly.
An Operations Manager told Morning Ireland that a fitting on top of the pipe was “sheared off”.
Over 40,000 properties without water as burst main causes outage across parts of Dublin
Irish Water said they cannot confirm a time for full return of service to all customers due to many factors.
Crews are reconfiguring the network to maintain customers’ supplies where possible.
Irish Water said the repairs are complex due to the location of the dig and the presence of other underground services.
The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278.
Burst mains may cause low water pressure or outages in north Dublin
Uisce Éireann said repairs should be completed by 6am tomorrow.
Water cut off for 350,000 in north Dublin today as new pipeline comes on stream
The disruption will start to ease from 11am, though it could take another 10 hours in some areas for water to return.
Water to be disrupted for 350,000 in north Dublin on Sunday as new pipeline is hooked up
A new pipeline is being connected to work alongside a crucial existing pipe that dates back to the 1960s.
Irish Water fined €7,000 for failing to carry out upgrades to overloaded treatment plants
The case came before Dublin District Court today.
Last year
Water outages in north Dublin expected to continue until this evening
Irish Water and Fingal County Council are working to repair a burst water mains.
Irish Water looks to challenges of climate change as work begins on North West supply plan
The plan for the North West region covers 732,700 people and 74,000 businesses.
Irish Water too slow at replacing lead pipes – EPA
The EPA said it is ‘unacceptable’ that it would take 24 years to replace Irish Water’s lead pipe connections.
Irish Water says supplies in Dublin and Wicklow safe to drink after reports of 'earthy' taste
Irish Water conducted tests of the drinking water in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Dublin City and North and East Wicklow areas.
Irish Water criticised for failure to record complaints over poor drinking water quality
The Commission for Regulation of Utilities carried out the investigations.
Irish Water investigates reports of 'earthy' drinking water in Dublin and Wicklow
The utility company said the water is safe to drink.
West Cork hosepipe ban comes into effect for four weeks
Since midnight, people are not allowed to use their water supply for garden hoses or other non-essential uses
Hosepipe ban to come into effect in West Cork from midnight
Under the ban, people are not allowed to use their water supply for garden hoses or other non-essential uses.
Concerns raised about length of boil water notices and customer complaints at Irish Water
The Water Advisory Board said that 20 out of the 21 boil water notices in place at the end of March were long-term.
Irish Water reminds people to conserve water as hot spell continues and supply runs low
Overnight restrictions are in place in parts of West Cork, Kerry and Galway.
15 areas already hit by water shortages amid urges to conserve
Night-time restrictions have been introduced in some areas to ensure water supplies keep flowing.
Water conservation in place for dozen areas at risk of drought in midlands and south-east
Irish Water has seen a noticeable increase in demand for water since the middle of last week.
Irish Water to be rebranded as Uisce Éireann as part of split from parent body
Irish Water is currently a subsidiary of semi-state company Ervia.
Irish Water facing difficulties in replacing lead pipes as some homeowners refuse to have work done
The issue was raised by the Water Advisory Board in a recent report.
More than half of all Irish households admit to wasting water – study
Irish Water commissioned the research as it launches a new tool to help households save water.
Major supply issues causing water outages across Wicklow
Irish Water said homes and businesses may have been impacted following an interruption at Vartry Water Treatment Plant.
Irish Water set to carry out upgrade works on Dublin city's 150 year old sewer system
The works are set to impact 11 streets in Dublin city.
All time
It will 'take decades' for Irish Water to remove all lead pipework, EPA says
A report by the Environmental Protection Agency has said it has “serious concerns” about the time it takes to implement improvements.
Precautionary Boil Water Notice lifted in North Wicklow and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown
The notice was issued on Monday due to high turbidity at a treated water reservoir.
Five 'boil water' notices issued as Storm Barra impacts water supplies of over 76,000 people
The Boil Water Notices are in place in Cork, Kerry, Donegal and Wexford
'Failures in communication' highlighted by water body over treatment plant incidents
The Water Advisory Body said “it is alarmed at the length of the boil water notices” over the past two years.
Over 40,000 people affected by boil water notice in Wexford
The towns of Wexford, Gorey and Enniscorthy have been affected.
Boil water notice in place for over 7,000 people in Wexford
The notice was issued due to issues at the water treatment plant.
'Abject failure' led to 900,000 water users being without boil notices after two contaminations
There were 52 confirmed illnesses after contaminated water entered the public drinking supply.
Water supply to return as Irish Water repairs burst watermain affecting south Dublin
Works are underway at a watermain in Stillorgan, which services several parts of the city.