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Planning application submitted for Greater Dublin Drainage project

The new regional wastewater treatment facility is being proposed in order to protect public health, safeguard the environment and facilitate the social and economic growth of the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) to 2050.

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3 September 2017

Water Tanker Locations for North Kerry due to a pump failure at Listowel Regional Water Treatment Plant

Water Tanker Locations for North Kerry

  • Listowel – The Square and car park at Kerry County Council offices
  • Lisselton – Car Park at Lisselton Cross
  • Lixnaw – Church Car Park
  • Knockanure – Church Car Park
  • Finuge – Car Park at GAA Grounds
  • Moyvane – Church Car Park

3 September 2017

Water supply to customers in Listowel and surrounding areas impacted due to pump failure at Listowel Regional Water Treatment Plant

Irish Water and Kerry County Council are working to repair the pump

  • Listowel, Tarbert, Moyvane, Knockanure, Lisselton, Finuge, Lixnaw
  • Water tankers are being organised
  • Pump failure supplying water

1 September 2017

Water Services restored to all areas in Inishowen and permanent repairs to take place over the coming weeks

Temporary repairs have been carried out in the affected areas to maintain water supply for customers and to restore treatment of wastewater

  • Unprecedented rainfall caused significant damage
  • Damage to infrastructure
  • Permanent repairs over the coming weeks

1 September 2017

Williamstown Boil Water Notice lifted

The Boil Water Notice for the area supplied by the Williamstown Public Water Supply has been lifted with immediate effect

  • Boil Water Notice was a precautionary measure
  • 986 people served by the supply
  • Water Treatment Plant has returned to full compliance

29 August 2017

Preferred site identified for Regional Biosolids Storage Facility for greater Dublin

The new storage facility will form part of wastewater treatment network and support growth and development

  • Biosolids storage facility to serve the greater Dublin region
  • Preferred site is at Newtown/Kilshane, Dublin 11
  • Six week consultation runs until 10 October 2017

25 August 2017

Irish Water working to resolve incidents in Donegal arising from extreme weather of recent days

Significant damage was caused to roads and bridge infrastructure which had a direct impact on any associated water and wastewater pipework

  • Over 70mm of rain fell in a 9 hour period
  • Significant damage was caused to infrastructure
  • 17 significant water network incidents

25 August 2017

Inchinleamy Water Supply Scheme has been removed from the EPA’s Remedial Action list

Irish Water welcomes reduction in number of water supply schemes in Waterford on EPA’s Remedial Action List

  • Inchinleamy has been removed from the EPA’s Remedial Action list
  • Work continuing on Ring-Helvick scheme
  • Action plan in place for Lismore water supply

25 August 2017

Irish Water statement on water quality queries in relation to Ballyboden reservoir

Irish Water is aware of a number of recent complaints in relation to the odour and taste of drinking water supplied from the Reservoir

  • Low levels of an organic compound called Geosmin
  • Actions taking place to address the taste and odour issue
  • There is no immediate risk to water quality

24 August 2017

Ensuring continued compliance of the wastewater treatment plant in Clonakilty

Trade effluent is liquid waste other than surface water and domestic sewage, that is discharged from a premises being used for a business, trade or industry

  • Fats, oils, grease, chemicals, detergents or food waste
  • Programme is expected to start in Clonakilty on 28 August
  • Our inspectors are fully trained in inspecting premises

23 August 2017

Boil Water Notice issued for Williamstown Public Water Supply

Boil Water Notice on the Williamstown Public Water Supply

  • Extremely heavy rainfall caused plant to operate outside design conditions
  • We will continue to monitor plant performance
  • Boil water before use until further notice

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