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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

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

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