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#Water

# water - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

'The situation is critical': Water restrictions being rolled out as temperatures hit 30 degrees
# Water Demand
# Water Demand

'The situation is critical': Water restrictions being rolled out as temperatures hit 30 degrees

Updated Jun 27th 2018, 6:26 PM 38,201 Views 97 Comments

Overnight restrictions have been put in place in some areas of Longford.

# water - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Poll: Have you had a swim in Irish waters this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you had a swim in Irish waters this year?

Jun 26th 2018, 9:37 AM 22,055 Views 54 Comments

Have you braved your local swimming spot yet?

# water - Monday 25 June, 2018

Concerned charity takes to the streets to provide water to homeless people as temperatures increase
# #HomelessHydration
# #HomelessHydration

Concerned charity takes to the streets to provide water to homeless people as temperatures increase

Jun 25th 2018, 5:47 PM 9,714 Views 23 Comments

This week homeless charity ICHH are supplying water and sunscreen to homeless people in need in Dublin

# water - Saturday 23 June, 2018

'Stay safe, make smart decisions': Here's how to look after yourself during the warm weather
# Sun Safety
# Sun Safety

'Stay safe, make smart decisions': Here's how to look after yourself during the warm weather

Jun 23rd 2018, 6:30 AM 16,423 Views 13 Comments

Met Éireann has said that this weekend will see temperatures hit as high as 25 degrees.

# water - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Ireland's drinking water due to comply with EU standards by 2020, 16 years after deadline
# Water Supply
# Water Supply

Ireland's drinking water due to comply with EU standards by 2020, 16 years after deadline

Jun 13th 2018, 7:32 AM 14,316 Views 42 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annual report for last year found that in general quality of the public drinking supply remained high.

# water - Monday 11 June, 2018

Irish Water lifts water restrictions in Skerries - but only temporarily
# Running Low
# Running Low

Irish Water lifts water restrictions in Skerries - but only temporarily

Updated Jun 11th 2018, 5:52 PM 19,557 Views 75 Comments

By Friday there was only enough spare capacity in Dublin “to fill the bottom half of Liberty Hall”.

Poll: Do you conserve water more during warm weather?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you conserve water more during warm weather?

Jun 11th 2018, 9:45 AM 14,776 Views 38 Comments

In general, long spells of dry and warm weather can affect water supply in many areas.

# water - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'There are fights and even injuries': Indian water crisis causes daily desperation
# WATER SHORTAGE
# WATER SHORTAGE

'There are fights and even injuries': Indian water crisis causes daily desperation

Jun 10th 2018, 3:30 AM 9,694 Views 13 Comments

There are tense scenes on a daily basis as temperatures soar and India experiences water shortages.

# water - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Burst pipeline in Drogheda and Meath repaired but water shortages continue
# Staleen Water Treatment
# Staleen Water Treatment

Burst pipeline in Drogheda and Meath repaired but water shortages continue

May 31st 2018, 7:33 PM 17,146 Views 38 Comments

Households in affected areas have been asked to conserve water.

# water - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Swimming stopped at Clare beach due to high levels of E coli in the water
# Don't Go Into The Water
# Don't Go Into The Water

Swimming stopped at Clare beach due to high levels of E coli in the water

May 23rd 2018, 6:42 PM 18,987 Views 14 Comments

The high levels are linked to runoffs from recent rainfall.

# water - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Here are the best and worst beaches in Ireland to go swimming
# Water Quality
# Water Quality

Here are the best and worst beaches in Ireland to go swimming

May 16th 2018, 6:20 AM 89,100 Views 35 Comments

Seven coastal bathing waters have failed to meet the minimum standard.

# water - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Poll: Have you received your refund from Irish Water?
# Refund
# Refund

Poll: Have you received your refund from Irish Water?

May 15th 2018, 8:11 AM 16,605 Views 32 Comments

Many customers might be left without a refund.

# water - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Planning to take a dip? Despite warm weather Irish waters cool enough to trigger cold water shock
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Planning to take a dip? Despite warm weather Irish waters cool enough to trigger cold water shock

May 5th 2018, 9:15 AM 15,235 Views 13 Comments

Irish waters rarely exceed 15C according to the RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard.

# water - Friday 23 March, 2018

Being treated with chemical pipe cleaner had 'devastating' impact on children
# Ennis Dental Clinic
# Ennis Dental Clinic

Being treated with chemical pipe cleaner had 'devastating' impact on children

Mar 23rd 2018, 5:53 PM 28,822 Views 7 Comments

Over 40 children attending a dental clinic in Clare were treated with water contaminated by pipe cleaner.

# water - Friday 9 March, 2018

Water restrictions scaled back but will be in place from 8pm to 6am over the weekend
# Emma Aftermath
# Emma Aftermath

Water restrictions scaled back but will be in place from 8pm to 6am over the weekend

Mar 9th 2018, 10:43 PM 16,536 Views 52 Comments

Around 12,750 homes around the country remain without water supply in the aftermath of Storm Emma.

# water - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

23,000 homes and businesses still without water
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

23,000 homes and businesses still without water

Mar 7th 2018, 9:09 AM 14,560 Views 89 Comments

Nighttime restrictions are expected to continue in some areas for days or weeks.

# water - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Water pressure to be reduced in greater Dublin area again tonight from 8pm until 6am
# No Water
# No Water

Water pressure to be reduced in greater Dublin area again tonight from 8pm until 6am

Mar 6th 2018, 6:45 PM 30,642 Views 95 Comments

This follows on from overnight restrictions for customers yesterday from 7pm last night and 7am this morning.

'Snow tourists' hampering clean-up operation
# Storm Emma
# Storm Emma

'Snow tourists' hampering clean-up operation

Mar 6th 2018, 4:35 PM 43,431 Views 25 Comments

Farmers and the army are among those helping clear snow around the country.

Why are people without water? Three burst pipes were wasting enough to serve 25,000 people
# Piped Out
# Piped Out

Why are people without water? Three burst pipes were wasting enough to serve 25,000 people

Mar 6th 2018, 2:41 PM 20,392 Views 51 Comments

Restrictions and outages are ongoing.

# 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 18,921 Views 142 Comments

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

# water - Friday 2 March, 2018

Gardaí warn 'stay out of the water' after swimmer rescued in Sandycove
# Stormy Waters
# Stormy Waters

Gardaí warn 'stay out of the water' after swimmer rescued in Sandycove

Mar 2nd 2018, 4:56 PM 56,100 Views 115 Comments

The woman got into difficulty in stormy waters.

# water - Sunday 11 February, 2018

This tiny Michigan town is in a giant water fight with Nestlé
# Water Station
# Water Station

This tiny Michigan town is in a giant water fight with Nestlé

Feb 11th 2018, 6:15 AM 19,035 Views 21 Comments

Residents are complaining that Nestlé’s water extraction techniques are ruining the environment.

# 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 10,075 Views 14 Comments

Irish Water has apologised for the inconvenience caused.

# 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 12 Comments

Irish Water has apologised for the inconvenience.

# 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 18,327 Views 39 Comments

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

# water - Friday 12 January, 2018

Man (50s) dies after slipping and falling into the water at Dublin Port
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

Man (50s) dies after slipping and falling into the water at Dublin Port

Jan 12th 2018, 4:33 PM 33,617 Views 14 Comments

The man had been attempting to access the pier from a boat at the port when he fell.

# water - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Meath pizzeria receives closure order after human excrement observed 'bubbling up through toilet bowl'
# FSAI Closures
# FSAI Closures

Meath pizzeria receives closure order after human excrement observed 'bubbling up through toilet bowl'

Jan 9th 2018, 12:53 PM 73,469 Views 40 Comments

Seven businesses were served with closure orders by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in December.

# 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.

# 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 10,715 Views 76 Comments

The proposal is included within the National Water Resources Plan.

# 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 57 Comments

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

# water - Friday 3 November, 2017

Getting a water charges refund? These charities want you to donate it to help tackle homelessness
# The Refund Project
# The Refund Project

Getting a water charges refund? These charities want you to donate it to help tackle homelessness

Nov 3rd 2017, 6:01 AM 23,057 Views 110 Comments

Three of Ireland’s leading homelessness charities have called on the public to donate their refunds.

# water - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

20,000 homes are without water and another 360,000 could lose theirs because of Ophelia
# Oh Ophelia
# Oh Ophelia

20,000 homes are without water and another 360,000 could lose theirs because of Ophelia

Oct 17th 2017, 8:40 AM 12,113 Views 6 Comments

The worst affected counties were Cork, Kerry, Wexford, Waterford, Galway, Leitrim and parts of Westmeath and Cavan.

# 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 32,790 Views 62 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.

# water - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Climate change blamed for Portugal facing its worst drought in more than 20 years
# Soaked Up
# Soaked Up

Climate change blamed for Portugal facing its worst drought in more than 20 years

Sep 17th 2017, 6:00 PM 19,118 Views 83 Comments

The Pego do Altar reservoir is now almost empty of water.

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 7,590 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.

# water - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Poll: Do you drink water straight from the tap?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you drink water straight from the tap?

Sep 12th 2017, 9:08 AM 56,948 Views 126 Comments

Do you boil your water before drinking it, or use a water filter jug?

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.

# water - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Poll: Do you think an 'excessive use' water charge is fair?
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Poll: Do you think an 'excessive use' water charge is fair?

Sep 7th 2017, 10:05 AM 30,569 Views 182 Comments

The first charge will be levied in July 2019.

# 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 63,373 Views 193 Comments

The refunds will be sent automatically – by cheque.