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# water - Monday 9 May, 2022

More than half of all Irish households admit to wasting water – study
# Leaky
# Leaky

More than half of all Irish households admit to wasting water – study

May 9th 2022, 12:05 AM 13,245 Views 32 Comments

Irish Water commissioned the research as it launches a new tool to help households save water.

# water - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

One in twenty private water supplies were contaminated with E. coli in 2020, EPA says
# EPA
# EPA

One in twenty private water supplies were contaminated with E. coli in 2020, EPA says

Feb 22nd 2022, 12:05 AM 11,127 Views 9 Comments
  • The agency said 20 of the 380 private group schemes, which serve more than 2,900 people, failed to meet the standard relating to E. coli bacteria.
  • Twenty-two private group schemes also failed to meet the standard for Trihalomethanes (THM).
  • Over a quarter of small private supplies, serving food businesses, nursing homes, crèches and B&Bs, were not monitored at all in 2020.

# water - Saturday 30 October, 2021

Over 40,000 people affected by boil water notice in Wexford
# Boil Notice
# Boil Notice

Over 40,000 people affected by boil water notice in Wexford

Oct 30th 2021, 3:38 PM 18,245 Views 10 Comments

The towns of Wexford, Gorey and Enniscorthy have been affected.

# water - Friday 23 July, 2021

Poll: Are you making an effort to conserve water during this heat wave?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you making an effort to conserve water during this heat wave?

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:11 AM 26,245 Views 93 Comments

Irish Water has appealed to members of the public in numerous counties to reduce their water usage.

# water - Monday 19 July, 2021

Urgent appeals for water conservation made in several counties
# Water
# Water

Urgent appeals for water conservation made in several counties

Updated Jul 19th 2021, 4:30 PM 29,501 Views 55 Comments

Irish Water said the public should conserve water while temperatures increase.

# water - Sunday 18 July, 2021

Irish Water to introduce water restrictions in parts of Dublin following high demand
# Water
# Water

Irish Water to introduce water restrictions in parts of Dublin following high demand

Jul 18th 2021, 12:54 PM 55,205 Views 75 Comments

Residents in north county Dublin may experience low water pressure or outages today.

# water - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Taoiseach: 'Water charges will not be coming back'
# No Return
# No Return

Taoiseach: 'Water charges will not be coming back'

May 11th 2021, 2:01 PM 16,961 Views 55 Comments

The OECD has suggested the government reconsider the issue of domestic water charges.

# water - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

People in Dublin asked to conserve water and check for leaks ahead of sub-zero temperatures
# Water
# Water

People in Dublin asked to conserve water and check for leaks ahead of sub-zero temperatures

Jan 20th 2021, 7:04 PM 21,223 Views 36 Comments

Irish Water experienced a higher than normal volume of bursts during the cold snap earlier this month.

# water - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

People in Dublin asked to conserve water and check for leaks following recent cold snap
# Water Conservation
# Water Conservation

People in Dublin asked to conserve water and check for leaks following recent cold snap

Jan 13th 2021, 8:17 AM 12,843 Views 13 Comments

Irish Water said there has been a spike in demand in recent days due to sub-zero temperatures.

# water - Thursday 10 September, 2020

'Low levels' of natural substance caused strange taste and smell in Dublin drinking water last month
# 2-Methylisoborneol
# 2-Methylisoborneol

'Low levels' of natural substance caused strange taste and smell in Dublin drinking water last month

Sep 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 24,649 Views 19 Comments

There were over 450 reports of an unnatural odour or taste coming off water in August.

# water - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Irish Water investigating reports that drinking water in parts of Dublin has a strange taste or smell
# Drumcondra
# Drumcondra

Irish Water investigating reports that drinking water in parts of Dublin has a strange taste or smell

Aug 13th 2020, 6:15 AM 39,370 Views 32 Comments

Irish Water has insisted that the water is safe to drink, but is investigating reports.

# water - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Irish Water to lift hosepipe ban at 5pm this evening following recent heavy rainfall
# Hosepipe Ban
# Hosepipe Ban

Irish Water to lift hosepipe ban at 5pm this evening following recent heavy rainfall

Jul 8th 2020, 3:42 PM 15,991 Views 58 Comments

The ban was expected to remain in place until 21 July.

# water - Friday 3 July, 2020

Irish Water reviewing hosepipe ban after recent heavy rainfall
# Water Conservation
# Water Conservation

Irish Water reviewing hosepipe ban after recent heavy rainfall

Jul 3rd 2020, 1:11 PM 20,274 Views 55 Comments

The ban was due to remain in place until 21 July.

# water - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Poll: Have you reduced the amount of water you use on a daily basis?
# Hosepipe Ban
# Hosepipe Ban

Poll: Have you reduced the amount of water you use on a daily basis?

Jun 20th 2020, 11:12 AM 30,376 Views 64 Comments

A hosepipe ban is in place for the coming weeks.

# water - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? The list has been announced
# Blue Flag
# Blue Flag

Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? The list has been announced

Jun 9th 2020, 11:35 AM 73,904 Views 24 Comments

Donegal had the most Blue Flags this year.

# 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 29,930 Views 123 Comments

Irish Water has been urging people to conserve water.

# 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 33,915 Views 25 Comments

Irish Water has also advised businesses to make sure there is “no unnecessary use of water” .

# 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 10,663 Views 3 Comments

Currently, the EPA recommends that wells are tested once a year, but there is no legal requirement to do so.

# 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 16,124 Views 85 Comments

Demand for water in greater Dublin is 10 million litres a day higher than last year, Irish Water said.

# 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 15,199 Views 9 Comments

The notice is in place for the area supplied by the Whitegate Public Water Supply.

# 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 29,829 Views 5 Comments

The water main burst earlier today in the northside of the city.

# 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 56,073 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.

# water - Friday 8 November, 2019

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 15,614 Views 79 Comments

A boil water notice is currently in place in for areas of Dublin, Meath and Kildare.

# 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 22,566 Views 62 Comments

The areas impacted are the same as those impacted by a widespread notice a fortnight ago.

Water treatment 'not sufficient' to manage Cryptosporidium risks at Leixlip plant, says EPA
# Drinking Water
# Drinking Water

Water treatment 'not sufficient' to manage Cryptosporidium risks at Leixlip plant, says EPA

Nov 5th 2019, 6:00 AM 16,169 Views 31 Comments

The EPA says the level of treatment at Leixlip is not sufficient to manage the risk posed by the River Liffey source water.

# 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 16,193 Views 88 Comments

The EPA, the HSE and Fingal County Council are to meet today as 600,000 people remain affected.

# water - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Boil water notice: Series of events at Leixlip plant in March led to 'significant risk to safety of supply'
# Boil Water Notice
# Boil Water Notice

Boil water notice: Series of events at Leixlip plant in March led to 'significant risk to safety of supply'

Oct 24th 2019, 12:35 PM 35,377 Views 46 Comments

The audit found Irish Water failed to take samples of treated water during the critical period following the incident.

# water - Monday 21 October, 2019

Own-brand bottled water recalled in several supermarkets over presence of bacteria
# Celtic Pure
# Celtic Pure

Own-brand bottled water recalled in several supermarkets over presence of bacteria

Oct 21st 2019, 6:52 PM 76,285 Views 35 Comments

The recall notice said E.coli was an indicator that water is contaminated with faecal material.

# 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 27,213 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.

# water - Monday 23 September, 2019

High Court confirms appointment of examiner to water firm Celtic Pure
# Courts
# Courts

High Court confirms appointment of examiner to water firm Celtic Pure

Sep 23rd 2019, 4:49 PM 13,528 Views 0 Comments

The company was at the centre of recent product recalls.

# water - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Dublin people are being asked to test water quality across the city using free kits
# Test The Water
# Test The Water

Dublin people are being asked to test water quality across the city using free kits

Sep 3rd 2019, 3:39 PM 17,645 Views 10 Comments

Free testing kits will be sent to people who want to check the quality as part of a European-wide survey.

# water - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Explainer: Should people be worried about arsenic in bottled water?
# Water
# Water

Explainer: Should people be worried about arsenic in bottled water?

Aug 6th 2019, 7:00 PM 61,568 Views 30 Comments

Several batches of own-brand supermarket water were recalled in recent weeks due to arsenic levels.

# water - Friday 2 August, 2019

More types of bottled water have been recalled over arsenic levels
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

More types of bottled water have been recalled over arsenic levels

Aug 2nd 2019, 8:15 PM 206,911 Views 58 Comments

Own-brand water from Dunnes, Lidl, Londis, Mace and Spar has been recalled.

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 34,063 Views 50 Comments

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

# water - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Irish teenager wins global science award for removing microplastics from water
# Oceans
# Oceans

Irish teenager wins global science award for removing microplastics from water

Jul 30th 2019, 7:43 AM 449,561 Views 44 Comments

Fionn Ferreira from Cork received a €45,000 bursary.

# 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 8,029 Views 9 Comments

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

# water - Sunday 21 July, 2019

'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 40,720 Views 60 Comments

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

# 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 47,123 Views 150 Comments

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

# water - Monday 20 May, 2019

Here's the map of Irish Blue Flag beaches for 2019
# Swim Time
# Swim Time

Here's the map of Irish Blue Flag beaches for 2019

May 20th 2019, 4:24 PM 52,174 Views 13 Comments

A total of 88 swimming spots received the accolade this year.

# 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 16,411 Views 19 Comments

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

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