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#Water

# water - Last month November 2022

Eight glasses of water per day may be too much, scientists conclude
# Research
# Research

Eight glasses of water per day may be too much, scientists conclude

Nov 24th 2022, 10:25 PM 33,671 Views 54 Comments

Researchers at the University of Aberdeen estimate humans only really need around 1.5 to 1.8 litres per day.

Water outages in north Dublin expected to continue until this evening
# Water
# Water

Water outages in north Dublin expected to continue until this evening

Nov 22nd 2022, 1:33 PM 19,943 Views 6 Comments

Irish Water and Fingal County Council are working to repair a burst water mains.

# water - This year 2022

Irish Water investigates reports of 'earthy' drinking water in Dublin and Wicklow
# Water Quality
# Water Quality

Irish Water investigates reports of 'earthy' drinking water in Dublin and Wicklow

Oct 3rd 2022, 5:18 PM 17,432 Views 4 Comments

The utility company said the water is safe to drink.

Mississippi declares emergency for state capital as 180k without drinking water
# Im Going To Jackson
# Im Going To Jackson

Mississippi declares emergency for state capital as 180k without drinking water

Aug 30th 2022, 7:49 PM 22,264 Views 15 Comments

‘The city cannot produce enough water to fight fires, to reliably flush toilets and to meet other critical needs,’ the state governor said.

West Cork hosepipe ban comes into effect for four weeks
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

West Cork hosepipe ban comes into effect for four weeks

Aug 30th 2022, 6:00 AM 10,167 Views 5 Comments

Since midnight, people are not allowed to use their water supply for garden hoses or other non-essential uses

Concerns raised about length of boil water notices and customer complaints at Irish Water
# Water Advisory Board
# Water Advisory Board

Concerns raised about length of boil water notices and customer complaints at Irish Water

Aug 16th 2022, 10:23 AM 13,096 Views 12 Comments

The Water Advisory Board said that 20 out of the 21 boil water notices in place at the end of March were long-term.

Irish Water reminds people to conserve water as hot spell continues and supply runs low
# Drought
# Drought

Irish Water reminds people to conserve water as hot spell continues and supply runs low

Aug 12th 2022, 7:43 PM 11,473 Views 18 Comments

Overnight restrictions are in place in parts of West Cork, Kerry and Galway.

Poll: Have you reduced your water usage recently?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you reduced your water usage recently?

Aug 12th 2022, 9:35 AM 21,812 Views 38 Comments

Europe is grappling with water shortages in baking heat.

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 13,277 Views 32 Comments

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

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 11,166 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 - Last year 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 18,287 Views 10 Comments

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

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 26,279 Views 93 Comments

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

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 29,558 Views 55 Comments

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

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 55,272 Views 76 Comments

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

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 17,072 Views 54 Comments

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

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 21,254 Views 36 Comments

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

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 12,871 Views 13 Comments

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

# water - All time

'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 24,876 Views 19 Comments

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

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 39,446 Views 32 Comments

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

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 16,062 Views 58 Comments

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

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 20,298 Views 55 Comments

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

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 30,401 Views 64 Comments

A hosepipe ban is in place for the coming weeks.

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 73,927 Views 24 Comments

Donegal had the most Blue Flags this year.

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 29,945 Views 123 Comments

Irish Water has been urging people to conserve water.

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 33,940 Views 25 Comments

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

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 10,676 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 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 16,143 Views 85 Comments

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

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 15,213 Views 9 Comments

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

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 29,849 Views 5 Comments

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

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 56,108 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 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 15,634 Views 79 Comments

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

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 22,601 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 16,189 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.

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 16,207 Views 88 Comments

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

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 35,401 Views 46 Comments

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

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 76,321 Views 35 Comments

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

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 27,394 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.

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 13,541 Views 0 Comments

The company was at the centre of recent product recalls.

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 17,669 Views 10 Comments

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

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 61,591 Views 30 Comments

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

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