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#Irish Water

# irish-water - Monday 5 March, 2018

Water supply to be restricted across greater Dublin area from 7pm tonight - 7am tomorrow
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Water supply to be restricted across greater Dublin area from 7pm tonight - 7am tomorrow

Mar 5th 2018, 4:10 PM 59,777 Views 154 Comments

The water supply has come under great pressure in the aftermath of Storm Emma.

Storm aftermath: 10,500 customers without water, 121,000 with restricted supply
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Storm aftermath: 10,500 customers without water, 121,000 with restricted supply

Mar 5th 2018, 3:00 PM 18,923 Views 142 Comments

Water supply has been curtailed in some places due to increased demand – primarily from leaks in the system.

# irish-water - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Thousands of homes still without water and power
# Cut Off
# Cut Off

Thousands of homes still without water and power

Mar 4th 2018, 10:49 AM 11,621 Views 24 Comments

Crews have been working through the night to restore service.

# irish-water - Friday 2 March, 2018

Increased demand: People asked to conserve water as supplies put under strain
# The Big Freeze
# The Big Freeze

Increased demand: People asked to conserve water as supplies put under strain

Mar 2nd 2018, 9:52 PM 17,243 Views 47 Comments

Increased demand and power outages are putting the country’s reservoirs under pressure, Irish Water said.

# irish-water - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Householders warned NOT to leave their taps running during the freezing weather
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

Householders warned NOT to leave their taps running during the freezing weather

Feb 27th 2018, 5:30 PM 158,799 Views 49 Comments

Here’s what you need to do to help prevent your water pipes from bursting.

# irish-water - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'Do not drink or wash' water warning for Meath lifted
# Chlorine
# Chlorine

'Do not drink or wash' water warning for Meath lifted

Feb 8th 2018, 10:25 PM 8,285 Views 11 Comments

The warning was issued yesterday afternoon.

# irish-water - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

'Do not drink or wash' water warning for parts of Meath following reports of rashes
# Chlorine
# Chlorine

'Do not drink or wash' water warning for parts of Meath following reports of rashes

Feb 7th 2018, 5:10 PM 27,347 Views 57 Comments

Local TD Thomas Byrne said that he had received reports of children becoming “very sick” and “getting bad rashes”.

# irish-water - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Boil water notice that affected 65,000 people lifted for several areas
# Wicklow And Dublin
# Wicklow And Dublin

Boil water notice that affected 65,000 people lifted for several areas

Feb 1st 2018, 10:53 PM 10,076 Views 14 Comments

Irish Water has apologised for the inconvenience caused.

# irish-water - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Boil water notice remains in place for 65,000 people
# Wicklow And Dublin
# Wicklow And Dublin

Boil water notice remains in place for 65,000 people

Jan 31st 2018, 7:52 PM 13,708 Views 10 Comments

Irish Water has apologised for the inconvenience.

# irish-water - Monday 29 January, 2018

Boil water notice issued for Wicklow and south Dublin due to treatment plant mechanical failure
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Boil water notice issued for Wicklow and south Dublin due to treatment plant mechanical failure

Jan 29th 2018, 5:05 PM 27,750 Views 21 Comments

Roughly 65,000 people live in the area affected by the notice.

# irish-water - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Galway family left without regular water supply for more than five years
# Connemara
# Connemara

Galway family left without regular water supply for more than five years

Jan 24th 2018, 5:59 AM 18,328 Views 39 Comments

Irish Water said local sources in the south Connemara area are not capable of supplying the volumes of water required.

# irish-water - Monday 15 January, 2018

Are your details up-to-date? 5% of water refund cheques have yet to be sent out
# Glass Almost Full
# Glass Almost Full

Are your details up-to-date? 5% of water refund cheques have yet to be sent out

Jan 15th 2018, 6:00 AM 6,383 Views 9 Comments

If you’re entitled to a refund and haven’t yet received one, Irish Water want you to get in touch to check your details.

# irish-water - Friday 22 December, 2017

A burst Irish Water pipe leaves family with just one bedroom to call home this Christmas
# Flooding
# Flooding

A burst Irish Water pipe leaves family with just one bedroom to call home this Christmas

Dec 22nd 2017, 6:00 AM 16,594 Views 28 Comments

A large water mains burst at Bengal Terrace flooded 11 homes on 15 July in Limerick.

# irish-water - Friday 8 December, 2017

Group water schemes will have to pay for a licence under proposed new rules
# In Breach
# In Breach

Group water schemes will have to pay for a licence under proposed new rules

Dec 8th 2017, 6:10 AM 11,345 Views 29 Comments

The EU has commenced infringement proceedings against Ireland for its failure to introduce a licensing system.

# irish-water - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Does Irish Water have your correct details? At least 19,000 customers need to get in touch so they can get their refund
# Refunds
# Refunds

Does Irish Water have your correct details? At least 19,000 customers need to get in touch so they can get their refund

Dec 7th 2017, 11:50 AM 13,889 Views 49 Comments

The water utility plans to send out over 100,000 emails and 30,000 texts to customers to ensure that the process is as efficient as possible.

# irish-water - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

If you got an email from Irish Water asking for updated bank details - it's not Irish Water
# Phishing In Irish Water
# Phishing In Irish Water

If you got an email from Irish Water asking for updated bank details - it's not Irish Water

Nov 28th 2017, 7:11 PM 38,444 Views 26 Comments

Irish Water issued the warning after they were made aware of a number of scams.

# irish-water - Friday 17 November, 2017

Irish Water to start repaying customers from Monday
# Christmas Bonus
# Christmas Bonus

Irish Water to start repaying customers from Monday

Nov 17th 2017, 5:12 PM 19,364 Views 62 Comments

Refunds totalling €173 million will be paid to 990,000 customers.

# irish-water - Friday 10 November, 2017

Irish Water proposes recycling waste water for drinking supply to prevent shortages
# Reuse
# Reuse

Irish Water proposes recycling waste water for drinking supply to prevent shortages

Nov 10th 2017, 2:50 PM 10,717 Views 84 Comments

The proposal is included within the National Water Resources Plan.

# irish-water - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Government plans to post out as many water refunds as it can by Christmas
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Government plans to post out as many water refunds as it can by Christmas

Nov 7th 2017, 9:10 PM 15,167 Views 56 Comments

The Water Services Bill is in its final stages in the Dáil.

# irish-water - Friday 3 November, 2017

Mother and son awarded €20,000 after 'explosion of raw sewage' in bathroom
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Mother and son awarded €20,000 after 'explosion of raw sewage' in bathroom

Nov 3rd 2017, 5:25 PM 28,551 Views 34 Comments

Patricia Powell and her son were awarded the damages against Fingal County Council and Irish Water.

# irish-water - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Irish Water refunds page set up as utility prepares to start sending out cheques

Irish Water refunds page set up as utility prepares to start sending out cheques

Nov 1st 2017, 6:01 AM 35,708 Views 35 Comments

Cheques will be sent to customers as Irish Water says this is the most effective method available.

# irish-water - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Untreated raw sewage from the equivalent of 120,000 people is being pumped into Irish waters
# Waste Water
# Waste Water

Untreated raw sewage from the equivalent of 120,000 people is being pumped into Irish waters

Oct 24th 2017, 7:20 AM 22,553 Views 41 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency said serious investment is needed.

# irish-water - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Over 80% of homes and businesses that lost power in Storm Ophelia are back online
# Power Up
# Power Up

Over 80% of homes and businesses that lost power in Storm Ophelia are back online

Oct 19th 2017, 8:28 AM 5,944 Views 17 Comments

All emergency service and hospital facilities have been reconnected.

# irish-water - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

You'll be asked to vote in quite a few referendums over the next two years
# Save The Dates
# Save The Dates

You'll be asked to vote in quite a few referendums over the next two years

Sep 26th 2017, 4:18 PM 39,193 Views 148 Comments

The referendum on the Eighth Amendment will be held in May or June 2018.

# irish-water - Monday 25 September, 2017

Want your Irish Water refund? You may have to update your details
# Refunds
# Refunds

Want your Irish Water refund? You may have to update your details

Sep 25th 2017, 10:51 PM 32,792 Views 59 Comments

It was confirmed earlier this month that the utility will refund the full amount of their water charges before the end of the year.

# irish-water - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Poll: Should Ireland's water services be publicly owned?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland's water services be publicly owned?

Sep 20th 2017, 10:01 AM 24,179 Views 145 Comments

The government has agreed to a referendum on whether or not Ireland’s water utility should be publicly owned.

# irish-water - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Water plant behind summer crisis in north east to be upgraded for €24 million
# Meath
# Meath

Water plant behind summer crisis in north east to be upgraded for €24 million

Sep 17th 2017, 6:05 AM 7,593 Views 13 Comments

200,000 people in the Meath and Louth areas were left without water as a result of a burst main near Drogheda in late July.

# irish-water - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

There are 87 'at-risk' drinking water supplies in Ireland
# Drink Up
# Drink Up

There are 87 'at-risk' drinking water supplies in Ireland

Sep 12th 2017, 6:05 AM 15,641 Views 24 Comments

58 have elevated levels of trihalomethanes and 25 lack adequate treatment to prevent cryptosporidium.

# irish-water - Monday 11 September, 2017

The former head of Irish Water walked away with a retirement package of nearly €600,000 last year
# John Tierney
# John Tierney

The former head of Irish Water walked away with a retirement package of nearly €600,000 last year

Sep 11th 2017, 9:23 PM 31,264 Views 116 Comments

The majority of the retirement package received by John Tierney when he left Irish Water came from pension entitlements.

# irish-water - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Confirmed: Irish Water to refund water charges to customers by Christmas
# Expect A Cheque
# Expect A Cheque

Confirmed: Irish Water to refund water charges to customers by Christmas

Sep 6th 2017, 1:59 PM 63,375 Views 193 Comments

The refunds will be sent automatically – by cheque.

# irish-water - Monday 4 September, 2017

'It's a nuisance': Thousands of homes and businesses in Kerry are still without water
# Listowel
# Listowel

'It's a nuisance': Thousands of homes and businesses in Kerry are still without water

Sep 4th 2017, 3:25 PM 11,298 Views 58 Comments

Irish Water hopes to restore services throughout the day in Listowel.

# irish-water - Friday 11 August, 2017

Families forced to leave homes after burst pipe causes flooding, sinkhole
# Limerick
# Limerick

Families forced to leave homes after burst pipe causes flooding, sinkhole

Aug 11th 2017, 4:53 PM 26,183 Views 23 Comments

A large water mains burst at Bengal Terrace and flooded 11 homes on 15 July.

# irish-water - Sunday 6 August, 2017

The company installing Irish Water meters has racked up multimillion-euro profits
# Services
# Services

The company installing Irish Water meters has racked up multimillion-euro profits

Aug 6th 2017, 7:30 AM 49,410 Views 68 Comments

GMC Sierra is part-owned by a Denis O’Brien-controlled firm.

# irish-water - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Water supply returning to thousands of homes after burst pipe in Meath repaired
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Water supply returning to thousands of homes after burst pipe in Meath repaired

Aug 1st 2017, 9:59 PM 24,362 Views 94 Comments

Between 5,000 and 10,000 homes were without water in Navan town today.

Kilkee beach in Clare reopened after 'malfunction' at wastewater plant
# Wastewater
# Wastewater

Kilkee beach in Clare reopened after 'malfunction' at wastewater plant

Aug 1st 2017, 12:45 PM 17,858 Views 24 Comments

Irish Water has apologised for the inconvenience to locals and tourists.

# irish-water - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Water returns to Louth and Meath after a 'complex' repair - Irish Water
# Hold Your Water
# Hold Your Water

Water returns to Louth and Meath after a 'complex' repair - Irish Water

Jul 27th 2017, 4:30 PM 29,265 Views 82 Comments

The water being produced by the fixed main may be discoloured but is still drinkable.

Almost 1,300km of old water pipes will be replaced around Ireland in 5 years
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Almost 1,300km of old water pipes will be replaced around Ireland in 5 years

Jul 27th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,103 Views 15 Comments

It’s possible that the water crisis that’s left thousands in Meath and Louth without water could happen elsewhere.

# irish-water - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

A new pipe part has been fitted - but the Louth/Meath water crisis could continue into the weekend
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

A new pipe part has been fitted - but the Louth/Meath water crisis could continue into the weekend

Jul 26th 2017, 6:40 PM 26,681 Views 101 Comments

It may take several days for full water service to be restored to everyone.

Concerns North East water crisis could happen in other parts of the country
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Concerns North East water crisis could happen in other parts of the country

Jul 26th 2017, 9:44 AM 13,504 Views 169 Comments

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said there are antiquated pipes that need to be fixed all over the country.

Supermarkets as far south as Dublin are being cleared out of water as shortage enters sixth day
# Bottled
# Bottled

Supermarkets as far south as Dublin are being cleared out of water as shortage enters sixth day

Jul 26th 2017, 12:01 AM 24,540 Views 95 Comments

Retailers are struggling to keep up with demand.