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#Irish Water

# irish-water - Yesterday's News

Irish Water says supplies in Dublin and Wicklow safe to drink after reports of 'earthy' taste
# All Clear
# All Clear

Irish Water says supplies in Dublin and Wicklow safe to drink after reports of 'earthy' taste

17 hours ago 10,568 Views 18 Comments

Irish Water conducted tests of the drinking water in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Dublin City and North and East Wicklow areas.

# irish-water - Monday 3 October, 2022

Irish Water criticised for failure to record complaints over poor drinking water quality
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Irish Water criticised for failure to record complaints over poor drinking water quality

Mon 6:28 PM 10,166 Views 11 Comments

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities carried out the investigations.

Irish Water investigates reports of 'earthy' drinking water in Dublin and Wicklow
# Water Quality
# Water Quality

Irish Water investigates reports of 'earthy' drinking water in Dublin and Wicklow

Mon 5:18 PM 16,933 Views 4 Comments

The utility company said the water is safe to drink.

# irish-water - Tuesday 30 August, 2022

West Cork hosepipe ban comes into effect for four weeks
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

West Cork hosepipe ban comes into effect for four weeks

Aug 30th 2022, 6:00 AM 10,157 Views 5 Comments

Since midnight, people are not allowed to use their water supply for garden hoses or other non-essential uses

# irish-water - Monday 29 August, 2022

Hosepipe ban to come into effect in West Cork from midnight
# Conservation
# Conservation

Hosepipe ban to come into effect in West Cork from midnight

Aug 29th 2022, 8:35 AM 24,531 Views 14 Comments

Under the ban, people are not allowed to use their water supply for garden hoses or other non-essential uses.

# irish-water - Tuesday 16 August, 2022

Concerns raised about length of boil water notices and customer complaints at Irish Water
# Water Advisory Board
# Water Advisory Board

Concerns raised about length of boil water notices and customer complaints at Irish Water

Aug 16th 2022, 10:23 AM 13,058 Views 12 Comments

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 - Friday 12 August, 2022

Irish Water reminds people to conserve water as hot spell continues and supply runs low
# Drought
# Drought

Irish Water reminds people to conserve water as hot spell continues and supply runs low

Aug 12th 2022, 7:43 PM 11,461 Views 18 Comments

Overnight restrictions are in place in parts of West Cork, Kerry and Galway.

# irish-water - Wednesday 10 August, 2022

15 areas already hit by water shortages amid urges to conserve
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

15 areas already hit by water shortages amid urges to conserve

Aug 10th 2022, 8:51 AM 32,551 Views 28 Comments

Night-time restrictions have been introduced in some areas to ensure water supplies keep flowing.

# irish-water - Monday 18 July, 2022

Water conservation in place for dozen areas at risk of drought in midlands and south-east
# Drying Weather
# Drying Weather

Water conservation in place for dozen areas at risk of drought in midlands and south-east

Updated Jul 18th 2022, 5:00 PM 21,600 Views 37 Comments

Irish Water has seen a noticeable increase in demand for water since the middle of last week.

# irish-water - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Irish Water to be rebranded as Uisce Éireann as part of split from parent body
# Water You On About
# Water You On About

Irish Water to be rebranded as Uisce Éireann as part of split from parent body

Jul 12th 2022, 2:57 PM 19,275 Views 39 Comments

Irish Water is currently a subsidiary of semi-state company Ervia.

# irish-water - Saturday 14 May, 2022

Irish Water facing difficulties in replacing lead pipes as some homeowners refuse to have work done
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Irish Water facing difficulties in replacing lead pipes as some homeowners refuse to have work done

May 14th 2022, 7:00 AM 38,768 Views 60 Comments

The issue was raised by the Water Advisory Board in a recent report.

# irish-water - Monday 9 May, 2022

More than half of all Irish households admit to wasting water – study
# Leaky
# Leaky

More than half of all Irish households admit to wasting water – study

May 9th 2022, 12:05 AM 13,271 Views 32 Comments

Irish Water commissioned the research as it launches a new tool to help households save water.

# irish-water - Thursday 24 March, 2022

Major supply issues causing water outages across Wicklow
# Interruption
# Interruption

Major supply issues causing water outages across Wicklow

Mar 24th 2022, 8:22 PM 19,577 Views 21 Comments

Irish Water said homes and businesses may have been impacted following an interruption at Vartry Water Treatment Plant.

# irish-water - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Irish Water set to carry out upgrade works on Dublin city's 150 year old sewer system
# Dublin
# Dublin

Irish Water set to carry out upgrade works on Dublin city's 150 year old sewer system

Feb 23rd 2022, 12:38 PM 28,332 Views 21 Comments

The works are set to impact 11 streets in Dublin city.

# 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 12,925 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 15,553 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 29,116 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 6,760 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 18,262 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 18,661 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 19,808 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 17,552 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 12,554 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 16,151 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 29,024 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 26,131 Views 29 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 15,146 Views 18 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 26,267 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 23,035 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 29,532 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 55,248 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 12,635 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 23,301 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 15,112 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 30,968 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 24,916 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 49,664 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 21,241 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 12,859 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 20,341 Views 8 Comments

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

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