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#Irish Water

# irish-water - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

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 47,127 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 15,652 Views 31 Comments

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

# irish-water - Friday 12 July, 2019

'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 61,764 Views 81 Comments

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

# irish-water - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

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 18,854 Views 72 Comments

It follows an apparent leak at the plant this week.

# irish-water - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

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 24,973 Views 48 Comments

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

# irish-water - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

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 49,989 Views 96 Comments

Bathing bans are in place at beaches across Dublin Bay.

# irish-water - Friday 12 April, 2019

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 17,437 Views 24 Comments

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

# irish-water - Thursday 21 March, 2019

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 8,360 Views 10 Comments

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

# irish-water - Saturday 16 March, 2019

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 164,060 Views 92 Comments

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

# irish-water - Saturday 2 March, 2019

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 16,412 Views 19 Comments

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

# irish-water - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

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 38,335 Views 43 Comments

The fault occured at the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant.

# irish-water - Thursday 31 January, 2019

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 16,460 Views 32 Comments

The burst water main is located on Anglesea Road.

# irish-water - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

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 15,959 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 8,917 Views 33 Comments

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

# irish-water - Sunday 27 January, 2019

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 40,721 Views 129 Comments

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

# irish-water - Thursday 24 January, 2019

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 17,506 Views 17 Comments

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

# irish-water - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

'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 88,437 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.

# irish-water - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

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 23,794 Views 33 Comments

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

# irish-water - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

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 15,928 Views 61 Comments

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

# irish-water - Sunday 18 November, 2018

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 62,766 Views 51 Comments

The problem costs €7 million per year to address.

# irish-water - Friday 5 October, 2018

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 11,857 Views 49 Comments

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

# irish-water - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

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 16,604 Views 65 Comments

Approximately 366,000 people are affected.

# irish-water - Friday 28 September, 2018

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 18,398 Views 29 Comments

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

# irish-water - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

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 23,610 Views 50 Comments

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

# irish-water - Friday 21 September, 2018

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 21,178 Views 17 Comments

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

# irish-water - Saturday 15 September, 2018

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 16,971 Views 46 Comments

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

# irish-water - Thursday 13 September, 2018

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

Doomed water charges policy had 'treacherous basis'

Sep 13th 2018, 8:03 AM 20,341 Views 98 Comments

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

# irish-water - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

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 27,128 Views 134 Comments

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

# irish-water - Sunday 19 August, 2018

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 13,634 Views 103 Comments

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

# irish-water - Saturday 18 August, 2018

During the drought, some areas were losing half of their water supply because of leaks
# Hosepipe Ban
# Hosepipe Ban

During the drought, some areas were losing half of their water supply because of leaks

Aug 18th 2018, 12:05 AM 18,420 Views 94 Comments

While the country faced water restrictions, 50% of water was leaking in some Irish Water schemes.

# irish-water - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'We need substantial winter rains': Hosepipe ban to remain until October in some areas
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

'We need substantial winter rains': Hosepipe ban to remain until October in some areas

Aug 8th 2018, 3:59 PM 16,794 Views 147 Comments

This warning comes after it emerged yesterday that the water supply in Dublin could fail after 70 days.

# irish-water - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Dublin water supply could run out in 70 days
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Dublin water supply could run out in 70 days

Aug 7th 2018, 3:19 PM 29,231 Views 147 Comments

The Poulaphuca Reservoir previously had enough water for 150 days.

# irish-water - Monday 6 August, 2018

European Commission opens case against Ireland over levels of drinking water contamination
# Trihalomethanes
# Trihalomethanes

European Commission opens case against Ireland over levels of drinking water contamination

Aug 6th 2018, 10:00 PM 37,504 Views 85 Comments

Earlier this year Irish Water was fined for delays in carrying out work at six water treatment plans in Donegal to reduce levels.

Beauty Q: How long do you take in the shower?
# Beauty Q
From The Daily Edge
# Beauty Q

Beauty Q: How long do you take in the shower?

Aug 6th 2018, 1:00 PM 7,274 Views 0 Comments

We need to know.

# irish-water - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Poll: Would you report someone for breaking the hosepipe ban?
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Poll: Would you report someone for breaking the hosepipe ban?

Jul 28th 2018, 10:47 AM 47,149 Views 96 Comments

Over 300 reports have been made.

# irish-water - Friday 27 July, 2018

Hosepipe ban extended until end of August due to 'critical' situation
# Drought
# Drought

Hosepipe ban extended until end of August due to 'critical' situation

Jul 27th 2018, 1:04 PM 16,251 Views 95 Comments

The most severe conditions continue to be in the east and south of the country.

# irish-water - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Will Irish Water extend the hosepipe ban? With more dry weather forecast, we won't know until next week
# Dry Spell
# Dry Spell

Will Irish Water extend the hosepipe ban? With more dry weather forecast, we won't know until next week

Jul 25th 2018, 10:27 AM 17,851 Views 96 Comments

The ban was originally expected to last until 31 July.

# irish-water - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Irish Water says weekend rain will not end drought conditions
# Make It Rain
# Make It Rain

Irish Water says weekend rain will not end drought conditions

Jul 19th 2018, 6:51 PM 26,003 Views 122 Comments

The utility suggested that it could extend a national hosepipe ban into August.

# irish-water - Monday 16 July, 2018

Irish Water to split from Ervia within five years
# Going Solo
# Going Solo

Irish Water to split from Ervia within five years

Jul 16th 2018, 9:46 AM 33,334 Views 95 Comments

The water body is to become a standalone utility by the year 2023.

# irish-water - Friday 13 July, 2018

Nationwide Status Yellow drought warning extended into next week
# Drought
# Drought

Nationwide Status Yellow drought warning extended into next week

Updated Jul 13th 2018, 3:50 PM 27,673 Views 90 Comments

Met Éireann has said there will be small amounts of rainfall at times over the coming days.