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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Irish Water

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Water Outage
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”.
# Water Outage
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.
Last month
April 2023
# Water
Burst mains may cause low water pressure or outages in north Dublin
Uisce Éireann said repairs should be completed by 6am tomorrow.
This year
# Irish Water
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.
# Irish Water
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.
# Court
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
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
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.
# Uisce
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.
# All Clear
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
Irish Water criticised for failure to record complaints over poor drinking water quality
The Commission for Regulation of Utilities carried out the investigations.
# Water quality
Irish Water investigates reports of 'earthy' drinking water in Dublin and Wicklow
The utility company said the water is safe to drink.
# Irish Water
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
# Conservation
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.
# Water Advisory Board
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.
# Drought
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.
# Irish Water
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.
# drying weather
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.
# water you on about
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
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.
# leaky
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.
# interruption
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.
# Dublin
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
# pipe dreams
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.
# Irish Water
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.
# water outages
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
# Irish Water
'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.
# Boil Notice
Over 40,000 people affected by boil water notice in Wexford
The towns of Wexford, Gorey and Enniscorthy have been affected.
# Gorey
Boil water notice in place for over 7,000 people in Wexford
The notice was issued due to issues at the water treatment plant.
# Contaminated water
'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.
# South Dublin
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.
# Water quality
Irish Water: Wexford incident 'a serious failure' and shows system 'no longer fit for purpose'
The utility also said it was not informed of an incident in Ballymore Eustace until 10 days after it occured.
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'
All water treatment plants to be audited after at least 52 people fall ill
At least 52 people fell ill after contaminated water entered the public drinking supply
# water workers
Talks to resume next month on transfer of local authority staff to Irish Water
Discussions took place during the summer and they are set to resume again in mid-October.
# Irish Water
Local politicians say they warned council and Irish Water of illness in Gorey in late August
At least 52 people fell ill after untreated water passed through the system.
# Irish Water
All water treatment plants to be audited after at least 52 people fall ill
Minister Darragh O’Brien said he is “pretty angry” at the failures at the plants serving people in Dublin and Wexford.
# Tralee
Burst water main impacts supply for thousands in Kerry
Disruption is expected to continue throughout the morning.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you making an effort to conserve water during this heat wave?
Irish Water has appealed to members of the public in numerous counties to reduce their water usage.
# Clogherhead
'It’s very, very difficult': Locals frustrated as village left with no water during heatwave
Supply was further impacted due to a burst water main in Drogheda on Monday.
# Water
Urgent appeals for water conservation made in several counties
Irish Water said the public should conserve water while temperatures increase.
# Water
Irish Water to introduce water restrictions in parts of Dublin following high demand
Residents in north county Dublin may experience low water pressure or outages today.