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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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15 August 2020

Customers across Donegal asked to conserve water as demand rises

Warm weather and an increase in the number of visitors has increased demand on the water network

  • The situation is under continuous review 
  • Working to ensure there is water available for all
  • Everyone is asked to take steps to conserve water

14 August 2020

We continue to remind customers in Portarlington to conserve where possible during essential night-time restrictions

Nightly restrictions required in Portarlington to maintain sufficient supply

  • Restrictions from 10pm-6am
  • It may take 2-3 hours for normal supply to resume
  • Conserve where possible

14 August 2020

Update on reports of drinking water odour and taste in the Dublin area

Drinking water is compliant with drinking water regulations and is safe to drink

  • Treated water tested daily in conjunction with extensive monitoring
  • Some may be more sensitive to changes in how water tastes or smells
  • Contact centre open 24/7 for queries or concerns

14 August 2020

Drinking Water from Vartry and Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plants

Public health queries not related to water supply

  • Plant is compliant with drinking water regulations
  • It is tested daily in conjunction with extensive monitoring
  • Contact centre open 24/7 for queries or concerns

13 August 2020

Do Not Consume Notice remains for all customers supplied by the Achill Water Supply Scheme

Update Thursday 13 August

  • Appeals to all people on the island to conserve
  • Do Not Consume Notice remains in place
  • Demand 50% higher than last year

12 August 2020

Works are progressing for the next phase of the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme

Works involve construction of new wastewater network

  • Works will be completed in phases
  • Traffic management will be in place
  • Works to begin on 17 August 2020

12 August 2020

Repairs of burst water main serving Fota Island, Great Island, Cobh and surrounding areas completed

Crews worked through the night to complete repair

  • Significant burst has been repaired
  • Return of supply being closlely monitored
  • Reminder to follow HSE advice on handwashing

11 August 2020

Normal water supply resumes on Inis Oirr following lifting of water restrictions

Night time restrictions lifted with immediate effect

  • Restrictions were necessary for daily supply
  • Water reserves have recovered following rainfall
  • Conserve water wherever possible

10 August 2020

Works to restore supply in Rosmadda, Westbury, Corbally and surrounding areas

Contractors are on site carrying out repairs

  • Water tankers remain in place
  • Repairs expected to be completed by tonight
  • Traffic management in place for duration of works

10 August 2020

Good news for almost 1,000 people as two Cork supplies are removed from the EPA’s remedial action list

Removal of two supplies from the EPA's Remedial Action List

  • Almost 1,000 customers have clean drinking water
  • Kealkill & Ballingeary supplies removed from list
  • Extensive upgrade works were carried out

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