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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 59,275 Views 49 Comments

The notice was issued yesterday evening following a “small mechanical failure” at Leixlip Water Treatment plant.

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 27,393 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 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 9,273 Views 15 Comments

It’s the third such warning issued by the utility in the last two months.

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 22,116 Views 47 Comments

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

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 34,155 Views 50 Comments

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

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 36,192 Views 45 Comments

The capital experienced bouts of heavy rain yesterday afternoon.

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 29,598 Views 32 Comments

There has been no impact on local homes and businesses.

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 8,041 Views 9 Comments

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

'Major burst' leaves people without water in north Dublin
# Drumcondra Road
# Drumcondra Road

'Major burst' leaves people without water in north Dublin

Jul 21st 2019, 11:46 AM 40,737 Views 60 Comments

Irish Water and Dublin City Council are working to restore full water pressure in the affected areas.

Charges for excess water usage approved by commission
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Charges for excess water usage approved by commission

Jul 17th 2019, 2:01 PM 21,244 Views 167 Comments

Irish Water in its proposals said it was recommending a range of measures in a bid to reduce household water usage.

25% of Irish people say they don't need to conserve water because of how often it rains
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

25% of Irish people say they don't need to conserve water because of how often it rains

Jul 17th 2019, 6:20 AM 16,313 Views 68 Comments

Irish Water also admitted that leaks across the country are a “massive problem”, at a rate of 43%.

Poll: How would you vote in a referendum on water ownership?
# Ireland's Water
# Ireland's Water

Poll: How would you vote in a referendum on water ownership?

Jul 16th 2019, 8:29 AM 47,137 Views 150 Comments

Minister Eoghan Murphy has said a referendum on the topic could be held as early as next year.

Referendum on water ownership could be held in early 2020, says minister
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Referendum on water ownership could be held in early 2020, says minister

Jul 16th 2019, 6:05 AM 15,672 Views 31 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said wording for the referendum should be ready in the autumn.

'It's a real crisis': Billions of litres of untreated water overflows at Ringsend wastewater plant since 2015
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

'It's a real crisis': Billions of litres of untreated water overflows at Ringsend wastewater plant since 2015

Jul 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 61,829 Views 81 Comments

New figures show the extent of overflows at the plant in recent years.

Warning of 'odour' near Ringsend as EPA says plumes to continue until waste water plant upgrade
# Dublin Bay
# Dublin Bay

Warning of 'odour' near Ringsend as EPA says plumes to continue until waste water plant upgrade

Jul 3rd 2019, 3:14 PM 18,871 Views 72 Comments

It follows an apparent leak at the plant this week.

EPA to inspect wastewater treatment plant after brown plume discharges into Dublin Bay
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

EPA to inspect wastewater treatment plant after brown plume discharges into Dublin Bay

Jul 2nd 2019, 2:02 PM 25,002 Views 48 Comments

It is the third apparent spillage to occur at the facility this year.

Discoloured water on Dublin beaches down to algal bloom, says council
# Bathing Bans
# Bathing Bans

Discoloured water on Dublin beaches down to algal bloom, says council

Updated Jun 25th 2019, 5:30 PM 50,011 Views 95 Comments

Bathing bans are in place at beaches across Dublin Bay.

Public urged not to put food waste down the sink to prevent 'fatbergs' building up
# Food Waste
# Food Waste

Public urged not to put food waste down the sink to prevent 'fatbergs' building up

Apr 12th 2019, 3:35 PM 17,457 Views 24 Comments

Over €7 million is spent every year by Irish Water dealing with fatbergs in public pipes.

Works underway to repair significant burst on water main in Dundalk
# Quay Street
# Quay Street

Works underway to repair significant burst on water main in Dundalk

Mar 21st 2019, 8:40 PM 8,368 Views 10 Comments

The burst happened on a combined storm and sewage main on Quay Street.

8ft fatberg made of wet wipes and nappies removed from sewer in Wicklow
# Don't Flush
# Don't Flush

8ft fatberg made of wet wipes and nappies removed from sewer in Wicklow

Mar 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 164,096 Views 92 Comments

People have been urged to be more mindful of flushing inappropriate things down the toilet.

Dublin water supply may be disrupted over weekend as repairs to be carried out
# Weekend Water
# Weekend Water

Dublin water supply may be disrupted over weekend as repairs to be carried out

Mar 2nd 2019, 6:30 AM 16,419 Views 19 Comments

Works will be carried out on the trunk water main on the Stillorgan Road, Donnybrook today and tomorrow.

A faulty sewage tank caused effluent to pour into Dublin Bay over the weekend
# Poolbeg
# Poolbeg

A faulty sewage tank caused effluent to pour into Dublin Bay over the weekend

Feb 26th 2019, 7:51 PM 38,364 Views 43 Comments

The fault occured at the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant.

Water supply in parts of Dublin disrupted following burst water main
# Anglesea Road
# Anglesea Road

Water supply in parts of Dublin disrupted following burst water main

Jan 31st 2019, 9:43 AM 16,476 Views 32 Comments

The burst water main is located on Anglesea Road.

Irish Water investigating reports of discoloured tap water in areas of north Dublin
# Water
# Water

Irish Water investigating reports of discoloured tap water in areas of north Dublin

Jan 29th 2019, 5:55 PM 16,013 Views 25 Comments

Irish Water said that it had received reports of water supply issues in areas of Dublin central, Glasnevin and Finglas.

People in Mullingar asked to conserve water to reduce risk of summer outages
# Critically Low
# Critically Low

People in Mullingar asked to conserve water to reduce risk of summer outages

Jan 29th 2019, 12:41 PM 8,928 Views 33 Comments

Lough Owel, which supplies water to 50,000 homes and businesses, has now reached critically low levels.

If you're using 'too much' water, you'll be getting a letter in the door in June
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

If you're using 'too much' water, you'll be getting a letter in the door in June

Jan 27th 2019, 10:17 AM 40,748 Views 129 Comments

This week, the Cabinet approved the introduction of excessive charges for households.

Repairs to Dublin water mains may cause supply disruption this weekend
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Repairs to Dublin water mains may cause supply disruption this weekend

Jan 24th 2019, 10:57 AM 17,513 Views 17 Comments

Homes and businesses may be impacted by reduced pressure and water outages.

'Monster' 64m fatberg discovered blocking sewer in UK
# 2 Fat 2 Furious
# 2 Fat 2 Furious

'Monster' 64m fatberg discovered blocking sewer in UK

Jan 8th 2019, 6:05 PM 88,442 Views 41 Comments

The mass, which is made up of oil, fat and wet wipes, is the largest-ever fatberg to have been discovered in Devon.

Avoiding fatbergs: Why pouring turkey oils and greases down the sink is a terrible idea
# Think Before You Pour
# Think Before You Pour

Avoiding fatbergs: Why pouring turkey oils and greases down the sink is a terrible idea

Dec 25th 2018, 6:30 PM 23,806 Views 33 Comments

Irish Water and Clean Coasts are urging people not to pour the oil from their Christmas turkey down the sink.

How we could be on course for a referendum on water supply
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

How we could be on course for a referendum on water supply

Nov 20th 2018, 6:58 PM 15,941 Views 61 Comments

The aim would be to retain public ownership of any company charged with responsibility for the supply of water services

Wet wipes and sanitary products cause over 500 sewage blockages every month
# Plastic Problem
# Plastic Problem

Wet wipes and sanitary products cause over 500 sewage blockages every month

Nov 18th 2018, 12:00 PM 62,783 Views 51 Comments

The problem costs €7 million per year to address.

Around 2,500 affected after Irish Water issues 'do not drink' notice in Limerick
# Rathkeale
# Rathkeale

Around 2,500 affected after Irish Water issues 'do not drink' notice in Limerick

Oct 5th 2018, 9:14 PM 11,865 Views 49 Comments

Tests show high levels of turbidity, or cloudiness, in the water in the area.

Irish Water to write to 140,000 homes and businesses with 'at risk' supplies
# Remedial Action
# Remedial Action

Irish Water to write to 140,000 homes and businesses with 'at risk' supplies

Oct 3rd 2018, 6:00 AM 16,613 Views 65 Comments

Approximately 366,000 people are affected.

Irish Water staff made house calls to those reported over hosepipe ban
# Complaints
# Complaints

Irish Water staff made house calls to those reported over hosepipe ban

Sep 28th 2018, 6:10 AM 18,415 Views 29 Comments

The utility warned that fines may still be issued over the flouting of the restrictions.

Irish Water lifts hosepipe ban in 16 counties as increased rainfall eases shortage fears
# Back To Normal
# Back To Normal

Irish Water lifts hosepipe ban in 16 counties as increased rainfall eases shortage fears

Sep 25th 2018, 4:18 PM 23,622 Views 50 Comments

The company had warned last month that water levels could be at “historic low levels going into the winter”.

Blocked sewer suspected to have caused 'major' fish kill along 5km stretch of river in north Dublin
# River Tolka
# River Tolka

Blocked sewer suspected to have caused 'major' fish kill along 5km stretch of river in north Dublin

Sep 21st 2018, 4:29 PM 21,202 Views 17 Comments

A local councillor has called on Irish Water to explain how it will protect the river.

North Dublin locals protest over Irish Water's plans for wastewater treatment plant
# Clonshaugh
# Clonshaugh

North Dublin locals protest over Irish Water's plans for wastewater treatment plant

Sep 15th 2018, 6:57 PM 16,984 Views 46 Comments

Irish Water has sought to press ahead with a new wastewater treatment facility in Clonshaugh.

Doomed water charges policy had 'treacherous basis'
# Water Mess
# Water Mess

Doomed water charges policy had 'treacherous basis'

Sep 13th 2018, 8:03 AM 20,356 Views 98 Comments

A report on the issue will be launched today at a conference called How (Not) To Do Public Policy.

Irish Water extends hosepipe ban for 16 counties until the end of September
# Conservation
# Conservation

Irish Water extends hosepipe ban for 16 counties until the end of September

Aug 28th 2018, 1:26 PM 27,149 Views 134 Comments

The Greater Dublin area could face “historic low levels” of water going into winter, the company warned.

Irish Water asked for schools to reduce or turn off their water supplies during the drought
# Water Restrictions
# Water Restrictions

Irish Water asked for schools to reduce or turn off their water supplies during the drought

Aug 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 13,644 Views 103 Comments

Documents show that Irish Water made the request for when schools broke for the summer holidays.