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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Irish Water

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# Water
People in Dublin asked to conserve water and check for leaks ahead of sub-zero temperatures
Irish Water experienced a higher than normal volume of bursts during the cold snap earlier this month.
# Water Conservation
People in Dublin asked to conserve water and check for leaks following recent cold snap
Irish Water said there has been a spike in demand in recent days due to sub-zero temperatures.
# Wexford town
Boil water notice in place for over 20,000 people in Wexford
The notice was issued following a deterioration in the local water supply.
# 2-Methylisoborneol
'Low levels' of natural substance caused strange taste and smell in Dublin drinking water last month
There were over 450 reports of an unnatural odour or taste coming off water in August.
# Drumcondra
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.
# Under Pressure
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.
# hosepipe ban
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.
# Water Conservation
Irish Water reviewing hosepipe ban after recent heavy rainfall
The ban was due to remain in place until 21 July.
# Rainy Days
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
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
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
Poll: Have you curbed your water use after the hosepipe ban warnings?
Irish Water has been urging people to conserve water.
# Irish Water
Hosepipe ban 'increasingly likely' due to prolonged period of dry weather
There have been 37 dry periods between 18 March and 20 May.
# reduce
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.
# 21 instances
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
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” .
# Coronavirus
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.
# Data Protection
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.
# the story of water
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.
# Well well well
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
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.
# fatbergs
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.
# manganese levels
'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.
# record levels
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
Wastewater may be discharged into Dublin Bay following breakdown at Ringsend plant
Crews are working to repair pumps at the Dublin facility.
# Irish Water
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.
# Hot Water
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”.
# cathedral road
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.
# Clonshaugh
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.
# Irish Water
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.
# Drinking Water
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.
# Testing
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.
# boil water notice
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.
# boundary changes
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.
# Heavy Rain
Boil water notice for 600,000 people in greater Dublin area to remain in place
Irish Water has apologised for the inconvenience caused.
# Boil Notice
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.
# Boil water
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.
# Leixlip
'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.
# in the pipes
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.
# boil water notice
Dublin boil water notice to remain in place for at least another day
The notice impacts approximately 600,000 people.