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#Water

# 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 52,192 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 16,412 Views 19 Comments

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

# 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 38,341 Views 44 Comments

The fault occured at the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant.

# water - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Recall of SuperValu and Centra bottled water due to 'off odour and taste'
# Recall
# Recall

Recall of SuperValu and Centra bottled water due to 'off odour and taste'

Feb 21st 2019, 5:24 PM 31,301 Views 19 Comments

All batches of the five litre bottles of Still Irish Water are affected.

# water - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Once-in-a-century floods turn streets to rivers in northeastern Australia
# Townsville
# Townsville

Once-in-a-century floods turn streets to rivers in northeastern Australia

Feb 3rd 2019, 7:18 PM 16,177 Views 17 Comments

Australia’s tropical north typically experiences heavy rains during the monsoon season at this time of the year.

# 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.

# 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 15,963 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 8,922 Views 33 Comments

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

# 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.

# water - Saturday 26 January, 2019

5 ways to know you're dehydrated and why it even matters
# Health
From The Daily Edge
# Health

5 ways to know you're dehydrated and why it even matters

Jan 26th 2019, 3:00 PM 11,283 Views 0 Comments

Drink up!

# 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.

# water - Monday 21 January, 2019

Poll: Should households which use water excessively be fined?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should households which use water excessively be fined?

Jan 21st 2019, 8:55 AM 29,618 Views 120 Comments

The Cabinet is expected to approve the plan tomorrow.

# water - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that
# Referenda
# Referenda

These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that

Jan 1st 2019, 6:05 AM 47,480 Views 23 Comments

Which way will you vote?

# water - Friday 30 November, 2018

Water quality in Irish rivers and lakes is more often getting worse, not better
# Downstream
# Downstream

Water quality in Irish rivers and lakes is more often getting worse, not better

Nov 30th 2018, 8:31 AM 9,981 Views 23 Comments

The results are from a new report by the EPA.

# 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 15,932 Views 61 Comments

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

# water - Saturday 27 October, 2018

New EU rules aim to cut down on amount of bottled water people drink
# Plastic
# Plastic

New EU rules aim to cut down on amount of bottled water people drink

Oct 27th 2018, 2:22 PM 21,973 Views 33 Comments

On average, every person in the EU consumes up to 106 litres of bottled water every year.

# 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 18,402 Views 28 Comments

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

# 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 20,344 Views 98 Comments

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

# 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 27,136 Views 134 Comments

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

# 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 18,425 Views 95 Comments

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

# 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 29,234 Views 147 Comments

The Poulaphuca Reservoir previously had enough water for 150 days.

# 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 37,514 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.

# 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 16,255 Views 94 Comments

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

# water - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Lake of water discovered beneath the surface of Mars
# Water Water Everywhere
# Water Water Everywhere

Lake of water discovered beneath the surface of Mars

Jul 25th 2018, 9:31 PM 28,845 Views 63 Comments

The discovery has led to the eternal question to be asked once more – could there be life on Mars?

# water - Sunday 22 July, 2018

'Nonsensical': Restaurants are fighting an EU bid to mandate free tap water for all
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

'Nonsensical': Restaurants are fighting an EU bid to mandate free tap water for all

Jul 22nd 2018, 7:03 AM 22,899 Views 52 Comments

Trade groups believe a European proposal will unfairly burden businesses.

# water - Saturday 21 July, 2018

'It can end in tragedy' - Public warned about jumping into unguarded waters
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

'It can end in tragedy' - Public warned about jumping into unguarded waters

Jul 21st 2018, 6:50 PM 18,296 Views 25 Comments

A group of young people were spotted jumping from a bridge in Dublin’s docklands into the Royal Canal.

# water - Sunday 15 July, 2018

It's raining all over the country - so take extra care if you're driving
# Rain At Last
# Rain At Last

It's raining all over the country - so take extra care if you're driving

Jul 15th 2018, 1:28 PM 35,457 Views 44 Comments

Surfaces tend to be greasy and slippery after long dry spells – so let’s be careful out there.

# 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.

# water - Friday 6 July, 2018

Irish Water has received 40 reports of people disobeying the hosepipe ban
# Drought
# Drought

Irish Water has received 40 reports of people disobeying the hosepipe ban

Jul 6th 2018, 10:50 PM 47,784 Views 142 Comments

Some 81 water schemes are at risk of drought and water restrictions are in place in a further 27 locations.

Poll: Are you making an effort to conserve water?
# Conservation
# Conservation

Poll: Are you making an effort to conserve water?

Jul 6th 2018, 8:00 AM 32,349 Views 160 Comments

The national hosepipe ban has started.

# water - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Lidl apologises to disappointed customers after swimming pools sell out across Ireland
# Big Splash
# Big Splash

Lidl apologises to disappointed customers after swimming pools sell out across Ireland

Jul 5th 2018, 2:13 PM 70,255 Views 139 Comments

It took just two hours.

# water - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Nationwide hosepipe ban to kick in from Friday
# Conservation
# Conservation

Nationwide hosepipe ban to kick in from Friday

Jul 4th 2018, 5:22 PM 53,647 Views 190 Comments

There has been little or no rain over the last 30 days.

'We're always on rations here': Areas of Cork village left with little or no water during two-week heatwave
# Ballyhooly
# Ballyhooly

'We're always on rations here': Areas of Cork village left with little or no water during two-week heatwave

Jul 4th 2018, 4:26 PM 13,052 Views 30 Comments

“It was the same problem last year – one morning you’d have water, the next day you wouldn’t.”

Streets washed with canal water, buses washed every third night - how services deal with water restrictions
# Drought
# Drought

Streets washed with canal water, buses washed every third night - how services deal with water restrictions

Jul 4th 2018, 7:20 AM 37,157 Views 80 Comments

Irish Water is appealing to the public to conserve water where possible.

# water - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Hosepipe ban: There has been fewer than 10 reports of water misuse
# Summer Of Discontent
# Summer Of Discontent

Hosepipe ban: There has been fewer than 10 reports of water misuse

Jul 3rd 2018, 9:34 PM 25,600 Views 67 Comments

Those found in breach of the hosepipe ban could face a fine of €125.

'Minimum amount of water' used in 'essential' cleaning of Pope's Cross - OPW
# Holy Water
# Holy Water

'Minimum amount of water' used in 'essential' cleaning of Pope's Cross - OPW

Jul 3rd 2018, 1:59 PM 26,040 Views 89 Comments

Dublin is under a hosepipe ban.

# water - Monday 2 July, 2018

Ten thousand people left without water after main burst in Kerry
# Killarney
# Killarney

Ten thousand people left without water after main burst in Kerry

Jul 2nd 2018, 9:39 AM 28,898 Views 45 Comments

The burst main is part of the water supply scheme from Killarney to Tralee.

Poll: Would you report your neighbour for breaking the hosepipe ban?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you report your neighbour for breaking the hosepipe ban?

Jul 2nd 2018, 9:06 AM 59,187 Views 144 Comments

A hosepipe ban is now in operation in the Greater Dublin Area.

Dublin hosepipe ban in operation and bans in other areas to be announced
# Conserve
# Conserve

Dublin hosepipe ban in operation and bans in other areas to be announced

Updated Jul 2nd 2018, 8:45 AM 21,981 Views 67 Comments

Anyone found in breach of the ban could potentially face a fine of €125.

# water - Friday 29 June, 2018

Irish Water set to announce specific bans on water use
# Conservation
# Conservation

Irish Water set to announce specific bans on water use

Updated Jun 29th 2018, 2:18 PM 32,919 Views 126 Comments

In a statement, the company said the announcements would be made “shortly”.