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5 May 2021

Small Towns and Villages Growth Programme given the green-light

Thirteen Wastewater Treatment Plants have been selected for upgrade 

  • Works will ensure that suitable infrastructure is in place for growth
  • Upgrades will provide additional capacity for the development of new homes
  • Details of other villages to be included will be announced in the coming months

19 April 2021

First Fix Free scheme extended to 600,000 additional customers

This follows approval by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) 

  • Scheme provides customers with support in identifying and fixing leaks
  • Announcement opens the scheme to those who were not previously eligible
  • To date, more than 60,400 leak repairs have been completed

1 April 2021

Chef Donal Skehan supports the Think Before You Pour campaign

Think Before You Pour is a public awareness campaign run by Clean Coasts

  • Public are discouraged from pouring Fats, Oils and Grease down the kitchen sink
  • Donal shares the most environmentally friendly ways to dispose of FOGs
  • Making small changes can prevent big problems in our wastewater systems 

25 March 2021

Teams shortlisted for prestigious Water Industry Awards

We have been shortlisted in 6 categories

  • Awards celebrate excellence across the water sector in Ireland and Britain
  • Virtual awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, 27th May
  • Two of our contracting partners have also been shortlisted for their work 

23 March 2021

Certification received to recognise commitment to employee safety

This award recognises our commitment to maintaining the very highest safety standards

  • We recently reached 2.5 million hours without a lost time employee incident
  • Certification was awarded after a robust auditing process
  • Implementing an ISO system provides structure and ensures effectiveness

18 March 2021

Celebrate World Water Day by doing a Mini Walk for Water at home

World Water Day takes place on Monday, 22 March

  • World Water Day is an annual event celebrating the value of fresh water in our lives 
  • Participants can walk whatever distance they want
  • Participants are reminded to stay within their 5km

16 March 2021

Slight increase in pesticide exceedances in drinking water in 2020

There were 81 pesticide exceedances in public drinking water supplies in Ireland in 2020

  • This is an increase of five from 2019
  • Exceedances detected as part of our public water supply monitoring programme
  • Public urged to consider the environment and alternatives to pesticides

11 March 2021

Works progress on the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Project

The signing of this contract marks an important milestone in this ongoing upgrade project 

  • Plant upgrade is essential in order to enable future housing and commercial development 
  • Project will deliver the capacity to sustainably treat wastewater for a population equivalent of 2.4 million 
  • Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant treats approximately 40% of Ireland’s public wastewater

10 March 2021

CRU announces new date of 1 October 2021 for implementation of new water tariff framework

A new non-domestic tariff framework for Irish Water’s business customers 

  • The changes were deferred due to Covid-19
  • The new date provide certainty for businesses
  • New framework was due to go-live on 1 May

25 February 2021

Irish Water and Chambers Ireland call on businesses to get involved in Water Stewardship Programme

Businesses can take the Water Conservation Pledge, carry out free Online Water Conservation Training and enroll to become a Certified Water Steward

  • Water is a critically important resource, fundamental to both homes and businesses
  • Small changes can help to save water and money
  • Businesses can find out more on the Water Conservation for Business Hub

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