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#Irish Water

# irish-water - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Hosepipe ban to remain in place despite recent bouts of rainfall, says Irish Water
# Rainy Days
# Rainy Days

Hosepipe ban to remain in place despite recent bouts of rainfall, says Irish Water

Jun 20th 2020, 7:15 AM 20,451 Views 50 Comments

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
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

The hosepipe ban kicks in from today - here's what it means

Jun 9th 2020, 6:30 AM 40,094 Views 80 Comments

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
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

National hosepipe ban to kick in tomorrow and last until 21 July

Updated Jun 8th 2020, 9:11 AM 59,188 Views 200 Comments

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
# Irish Water

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

Jun 4th 2020, 8:34 AM 29,933 Views 123 Comments

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
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Hosepipe ban 'increasingly likely' due to prolonged period of dry weather

Jun 1st 2020, 7:47 PM 34,219 Views 86 Comments

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
# Reduce
# Reduce

Irish Water asks people to conserve as households now use 20% more water each day

May 12th 2020, 7:45 AM 20,082 Views 113 Comments

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
# 21 Instances
# 21 Instances

Irish Water staff threatened with machete and pelted with rocks

Apr 15th 2020, 6:00 AM 27,412 Views 73 Comments

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
# Irish Water

People told to not leave tap running or flush wipes down the toilet amid Covid-19 crisis

Mar 18th 2020, 3:26 PM 33,920 Views 25 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Irish Water asking people to conserve water where possible, including in out-of-use buildings

Mar 16th 2020, 4:28 PM 37,371 Views 76 Comments

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
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

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

Feb 24th 2020, 6:00 AM 28,352 Views 71 Comments

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
# The Story Of Water

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

Feb 18th 2020, 6:15 AM 18,325 Views 53 Comments

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
# Well Well Well
# Well Well Well

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

Jan 11th 2020, 11:00 AM 10,669 Views 3 Comments

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
# Irish Water

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

Dec 18th 2019, 4:21 PM 16,999 Views 0 Comments

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
# Fatbergs
# Fatbergs

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

Dec 17th 2019, 6:15 AM 17,878 Views 31 Comments

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'
# Manganese Levels
# Manganese Levels

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

Dec 14th 2019, 7:49 PM 15,836 Views 45 Comments

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
# Record Levels
# Record Levels

Irish Water appeals for people in Dublin area to conserve water over Christmas as demand peaks

Dec 11th 2019, 10:05 PM 16,129 Views 85 Comments

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
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Wastewater may be discharged into Dublin Bay following breakdown at Ringsend plant

Dec 4th 2019, 8:43 PM 15,898 Views 24 Comments

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
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Boil water notice in place for 9,500 people in Cork

Nov 27th 2019, 5:54 PM 15,203 Views 9 Comments

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
# Hot Water
# Hot Water

Irish Water website crashed after boil water notice when just 5,000 people tried to log on

Nov 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 17,395 Views 34 Comments

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
# Cathedral Road
# Cathedral Road

Roads affected by burst water main in Cork city will be closed for 'at least' one or two days

Nov 18th 2019, 4:11 PM 29,833 Views 5 Comments

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
# Clonshaugh
# Clonshaugh

Major wastewater treatment plant gets go ahead in north Dublin despite local opposition

Nov 13th 2019, 11:38 AM 19,160 Views 28 Comments

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
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Raw sewage from 77,000 people in Ireland flowing into environment every day

Nov 13th 2019, 12:05 AM 27,490 Views 47 Comments

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
# Drinking Water
# Drinking Water

Boil water notice for 600,000 people in Dublin, Kildare and Meath lifted with immediate effect

Nov 12th 2019, 5:08 PM 56,092 Views 64 Comments

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
# Testing
# Testing

Boil water notice for 600,000 people in greater Dublin area to remain in place until at least Tuesday

Nov 8th 2019, 6:27 PM 17,477 Views 35 Comments

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
# Boil Water Notice
# Boil Water Notice

Irish Water boss says he can't rule out further repeats of large-scale boil water notices

Nov 8th 2019, 8:59 AM 15,621 Views 79 Comments

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'
# Boundary Changes
# Boundary Changes

Boil water notice remains in place but Irish Water says maps of affected areas 'will be refined'

Updated Nov 7th 2019, 6:42 PM 48,645 Views 53 Comments

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
# Heavy Rain
# Heavy Rain

Boil water notice for 600,000 people in greater Dublin area to remain in place

Nov 6th 2019, 7:09 PM 24,083 Views 25 Comments

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
# Boil Notice
# Boil Notice

Boil water notice to remain in place for a number of days in parts of Dublin, Kildare and Meath

Nov 5th 2019, 9:15 AM 22,580 Views 62 Comments

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
# Boil Water
# Boil Water

Boil water notice returns for parts of Dublin, Kildare and Meath due to bad weather

Updated Nov 4th 2019, 7:00 PM 176,475 Views 133 Comments

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
# Leixlip
# Leixlip

'Small black particles' at Irish Water plant led to boil water notice for 600,000 people last week

Oct 31st 2019, 7:42 AM 38,219 Views 44 Comments

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'
# In The Pipes
# In The Pipes

Dublin area boil water notice remains in place but Irish Water hopes for 'some positive news'

Oct 25th 2019, 9:18 AM 16,197 Views 87 Comments

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
# Boil Water Notice
# Boil Water Notice

Dublin boil water notice to remain in place for at least another day

Oct 23rd 2019, 6:37 PM 33,013 Views 21 Comments

The notice impacts approximately 600,000 people.

Why is a boil water notice in place and what could happen if you drink it?
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Why is a boil water notice in place and what could happen if you drink it?

Oct 23rd 2019, 1:06 PM 59,252 Views 48 Comments

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
# In The Pipeline
# In The Pipeline

Ireland is losing 43% of its drinking water in leaks - and has just gotten the data to start fixing the problem

Oct 13th 2019, 12:05 AM 27,294 Views 79 Comments

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
# Ringsend
# Ringsend

Irish Water warns about further bad smells in Dublin following delay in repair works at treatment plant

Aug 28th 2019, 1:15 PM 9,265 Views 15 Comments

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
# Stench
# Stench

Irish Water warns about potential smells from Ringsend treatment plant in the coming days

Aug 19th 2019, 10:46 AM 22,107 Views 47 Comments

It’s a result of maintenance works at the site.

# irish-water - Friday 2 August, 2019

Questions over this weekend's Liffey Swim after water samples found to be "exceptionally poor"
# Sewage Spill
# Sewage Spill

Questions over this weekend's Liffey Swim after water samples found to be "exceptionally poor"

Updated Aug 2nd 2019, 5:59 PM 34,085 Views 50 Comments

Dublin City Council says that the results “significantly exceed the maximum permitted levels for designated bathing waters”.

# irish-water - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Sewer debris discharges into River Liffey after heavy downpours yesterday
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Sewer debris discharges into River Liffey after heavy downpours yesterday

Jul 31st 2019, 7:52 AM 36,176 Views 43 Comments

The capital experienced bouts of heavy rain yesterday afternoon.

# irish-water - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Temporary dam to be built after Grand Canal partially drains following collapsed sewer
# Grand Canal
# Grand Canal

Temporary dam to be built after Grand Canal partially drains following collapsed sewer

Jul 24th 2019, 9:17 PM 29,578 Views 32 Comments

There has been no impact on local homes and businesses.

# irish-water - Monday 22 July, 2019

Irish Water restores supply in north Dublin after 'major burst' left households with low pressure
# Drumcondra Road
# Drumcondra Road

Irish Water restores supply in north Dublin after 'major burst' left households with low pressure

Jul 22nd 2019, 5:12 PM 8,034 Views 9 Comments

The burst happened on a 600mm diameter water main on the Drumcondra Road at about 7.30am yesterday.