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EPA Drinking Water Report highlights continuing high quality of public water supply

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognised the continuing high quality of the public water supply in its annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2019.

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23 October 2020

Burst main affecting Inistioge and the Rower

Burst consisted of a split along the full length of a 30ft length of the 9 inch pipe

  • A temporary fitting was put place on 22 October
  • A new permanent fitting was delivered on 22 October
  • Water is due to return to full pressure at 6pm

23 October 2020

Works along Athgarvan Road in Newbridge progressed to safeguard the environment and support future growth and development

In partnership with Kildare County Council, Irish Water is progressing the delivery of the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme to safeguard the environment and support the economic and social development in towns across Kildare. 

  • Works are due to commence on Tuesday, 27 October
  • Road closures will be required while works are underway
  • All diversion routes will be clearly signposted

23 October 2020

Essential sewer upgrade works in Limerick city centre completed

Works to upgrade the sewer network on O'Connell Street are now complete

  • Sewer upgrade project works started in May 
  • Works were for the long-term benefit of businesses and residents in the city centre
  • Issues with odours and sewer flooding have now been addressed

23 October 2020

Length of trunk mains being replaced in Ballinhassig, Fivemilebridge and Ballea

Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council, is replacing over 2.7kms of problematic trunk mains in the Ballinhassig and Fivemilebridge areas

  • Works are set to continue until early 2021
  • Some short-term water shut-offs may occur
  • Road closures and diversions will be in place

23 October 2020

Jamestown customers set to enjoy more reliable water supply following mains replacement works

Approximately 1.3 kilometres of problematic watermains are due to be replaced

  • Works are due to commence on Monday, 26 October
  • Works may result in some short-term water shut-offs
  • Road closures and diversions will be in place

21 October 2020

Cork and Galway schools top water conservation awards

Virtual award ceremony celebrated by Green-Schools & Irish Water

  • Ceremony shown on screens in 24 schools around the country
  • This is the seventh year of the awards and partnership with Irish Water
  • Winners impressed the judges with their commitment to the Water theme and spreading water conservation messages

20 October 2020

Watermains flushing taking place in Dundalk to safeguard water supply

Irish Water is working in partnership with Louth County Council to carry out watermains flushing to improve water supply for customers in Dundalk 

  • Works to take place from Tuesday, 20 October to Friday, 30 October
  • Customers may experience water discolouration, outages and/or low water pressure 
  • It may take 2-3 hours for supply to return once works are complete

19 October 2020

Repairs underway on burst watermain in Cloonfad, Co. Roscommon

Irish Water and Roscommon County Council are carrying out repairs to the burst

  • Customers in Mount Delvin, Cloonfad and surrounds are affected
  • Repairs are expected to be completed by 2pm today 
  • It may take 2-3 hours for supply to fully return once works are complete

19 October 2020

Contract awarded to provide additional capacity and higher levels of treatment at Ringsend

Works to start in coming weeks and take 12 months to complete

  • New technology for greater volume/higher standard of treated wastewater
  • Works to be carried out on phased basis
  • Key step in bringing the plant into compliance

18 October 2020

Improvement works to commence in Ballymallis, Co. Kerry

Works commencing Monday 19 October for seven weeks

  • Traffic management during works and local traffic to be maintained
  • Some water shut-offs will be neccessary
  • Part of the Leakage Reduction Programme

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