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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

17 September 2019

Public input sought on site selection for Regional Sludge Hub Centres

Consultation opens on 24 September and closes on 22 October 2019

  • Inviting feedback from public and interested stakeholders
  • 3 regional sludge hub centres
  • Based on environmental, planning, economic & technical factors

17 September 2019

Upgrade works ensure clean, safe and secure of water for homes and businesses around Ireland

National Disinfection Programme

  • Over €65 million being invested as part of programme
  • Minimising the risk of Boil Water Notices
  • Upgrades to over 190 sites nationwide to date

3 September 2019

Night time restrictions introduced in Bennetsbridge, Co. KilKenny

Significant leaks and high water demand

  • Restrictions Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th September, 10pm-6am
  • Leak repair works underway with Kilkenny County Council
  • Customers asked to conserve water as much as possible

28 August 2019

National Pesticides and Drinking Water Action Group join forces with Farm TV to promote best practice when using pesticides

Targeted marketing campaign across 11 marts

  • MCPA, fluroxypyr and 2,4-D detected
  • Irish Water closely monitoring the situation
  • Regulations for pesticides are very stringent

17 July 2019

Water conservation campaign launched to encourage the public to use only what they need

52% of the public acknowledge that they waste water

  • We all have to play a part in conserving water
  • Small measures can have a big impact
  • Safe, clean, treated water is not in unlimited supply

29 May 2019

Overnight restrictions may cause disruption in Bennettsbridge area

Water Restrictions may cause supply disruptions

  • Drop in water levels in a number of sources
  • Allow 2-3 hours for supply to fully return
  • Tips for conserving water

22 March 2019

Improved water supply as leakage reduction works continue in Kilkenny city

Replacing over 140m of old damaged pipes

  • Extremely dated water mains network in the City
  • Works will allow increased water supply
  • High level of leakage from old pipes

8 March 2019

Female engineers in Irish Water want to inspire girls and young women to choose a career in engineering this International Women’s Day

Highlighting the varied and exciting nature of a career in engineering

  • Irish Water committed to gender equality
  • 50% of our Senior Management Team is female
  • Info on all our events during Engineers Week 2019

20 December 2018

Irish Water and Clean Coasts remind the public to Think Before You Pour this Christmas

Raising awareness of the damage caused by pouring FOGs down the drain 

  • Over 6,000 sewer blockages so far this year
  • Never pour fats oils and greases down the kitchen sink
  • Working in partnership with Clean Coasts

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