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19 November 2020

Clean Coasts and Irish Water are asking you to Think Before You Flush on World Toilet Day

Clean Coasts, in partnership with Irish Water, are inviting the public to join the celebration of World Toilet Day on Thursday, 19 November.

  • Campaign highlights the problems caused by flushing items such as wipes and cotton buds down the toilet
  • Irish Water clears approx. 2,000 blockages from the wastewater network each month
  • Actions at home can help to tackle the global sanitation crisis 

2 November 2020

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities announces 1 May 2021 for implementation of a new tariff framework for Irish Water business customers

A new non-domestic tariff framework for Irish Water’s business customers is to go live on the 1 May 2021

  • Decision has been taken by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU)
  • This will provide certainty for businesses and their representative groups
  • Businesses are encouraged to assess the impact of the new charges on their future bills 

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

15 October 2020

Water and wastewater projects get the green light in Budget 2020

We welcome Tuesday’s Budget announcement by Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD

  • Funding allocation of €1.3 billion  
  • Number of projects can be progressed nationwide
  • Start date for a number of large infrastructure projects to be brought forward

8 July 2020

Water Conservation Order lifted following heavy rainfall and recovery of sources

Lifting of Water Conservation Order better known as the hosepipe ban

  • Lifted following heavy rainfall & recovery of resources
  • Continuing to monitor affected water sources
  • View our video for tips on how to conserve

7 July 2020

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

The EPA has recognised the continuing high quality of the public water supply

  • Over 99% of water samples were in compliance
  • 11 supplies removed from the Remedial Action List
  • 15,000 lead service connections replaced against target of 9,000

1 June 2020

Water Conservation Order ‘increasingly likely’ as demand for water soars and drought conditions prevail

Handwashing and hygiene remain critically important

  • Please choose handwashing over power washing
  • Domestic water usage increased by an average of 20%
  • Increase in commercial demand as businesses reopen

31 March 2020

Irish Water defers the introduction of new business charges to support businesses during the Covid 19 emergency

New framework was due to come into effect on 1 May 2020

  • Situation is to be reviewed in the coming months
  • We will keep businesses and their representative groups up to date
  • We will continue to work with businesses who have been impacted

20 December 2019

Boil Water Notice lifted for all customers on the Whitegate Regional Water Supply with immediate effect

Water being supplied to the area is safe to drink

  • Detailed examination of each stage of the treatment process
  • Improved monitoring and controls
  • We are continuing to carry out improvement works at the plant

16 December 2019

Public urged not to let their festive cooking become a pain in the drain this Christmas

Survey reveals that 58% of the public pour fats, oils and greases down the kitchen sink

  • Almost 8,000 reported sewer blockages cleared this year
  • Survey revealed sink often treated as a bin
  • Play your part by thinking before pouring this Christmas

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