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11 February 2020

Boil Water Notice issued for Ballyragget Public Water Supply scheme

Notice issued following consultation with the Health Service Executive

  • Issue due to inadequate disinfection of the water at the plant
  • Problem has resulted in elevated turbidity levels
  • Turbidity is a measure of the cloudiness of water

4 February 2020

Kilkenny receives good news following the removal of two water supplies from the Remedial Action List

Kilkenny has two water supplies removed from Remedial Action List

  • Over 16,000 customers now have safe drinking water
  • Schemes in Kilkenny reduced from 7 to 3
  • Works continue on remaining supplies

23 January 2020

The communities of Inistioge and Thomastown to benefit from a €10 million investment providing a clean and safe drinking water source

Investment will benefit over 4,000 people

  • Construction of new water mains
  • Vulnerable water source removed in Inistioge
  • Ensuring a clean, safe drinking water source

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

20 December 2019

Full capacity restored at Bennettsbridge Water Supply Scheme

No further restrictions will be put in place

  • Notice issued following deterioration of raw water quality
  • Crews worked throughout the day to restore production
  • Call 1850 278278 if experiencing issues

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

3 December 2019

The Story of Water, a new documentary exploring the development and current state of Ireland’s public water network

The Story of Water, Sunday 8 December at 7pm on Virgin Media Two

  • Understand the role that water plays in your daily life
  • Learn more about your water and where it comes from
  • Hear individual personal stories from all over Ireland

2 December 2019

Over 4,600 people in Bennettsbridge area now have safe drinking water

Removal of Bennettsbridge water supply from Remedial Action List

  • 4,600 people with safe drinking water
  • Previously insufficient protection against cryptosporidium
  • Upgrades now provide an advanced treatment process

 

19 November 2019

Think Before You Flush on World Toilet Day

Irish Water, Clean Coasts and the NCAD unveil an installation of 4 toilets with a difference

  • Part of a 'Design for Debate' project
  • Installation of four toilets displayed in Heuston and Connolly stations
  • World Toilet Day is celebrated annually on 19 November

14 October 2019

Pesticides detected in drinking water supplies across Ireland

Farmers and other users urged to use best practice when spraying

  • Improper use means pesticides can end up in drinking water
  • Regulations for pesticides are very stringent
  • Basic steps for reducing pesticide risks

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