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20 August 2020

Pesticide exceedances continue to be detected in drinking supplies around Ireland

Detection of pesticides may be as a result of specific spraying activities

  • MCPA is a main pesticide being detected
  • Users reminded to use best practice when spraying
  • Basic steps for reducing pesticide risks

7 August 2020

Essential night-time restrictions to safeguard the water supply for customers in Portarlington

Nightly restrictions required in Portarlington beginning tonight

  • Restrictions from 10pm-6am
  • It may take 2-3 hours for normal supply to resume
  • Conserve where possible

22 July 2020

Works to restore supply to customers in some parts of Portlaoise following a major burst

Repair works may cause disruptions to supply in Portlaoise

  • ​Approximately 500 homes and businesses affected
  • Repairs expected to be completed at 5pm this evening
  • Full water supply may take 1-2 hours to return

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

22 May 2020

Irish Water launches advice for businesses re-opening premises

Launch of new section to help ensure internal water and wastewater systems are made safe

  • Tips to bring systems and devices back into use
  • Issued listed relating to un-used water in buildings
  • Working to maintain a safe & reliable public water supply

12 May 2020

Public urged to choose handwashing over powerwashing as domestic water usage increases by an average of 20%

Households are using an additional 24 litres of water per person per day

  • Important to follow HSE guidance on hand-washing
  • Appealing to prioritise handwashing over powerwashing
  • View our video for tips on how to conserve

15 April 2020

Night-time restrictions are required to safeguard the water supply for customers in Ballyroan

Restrictions are required tonight and tomorrow night from 10pm until 7am

  • The restrictions are required to allow a local reservoir to re-fill.
  • We are asking customers in these areas to be mindful of how they use water.
  • However it is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand washing.

8 April 2020

Pesticide exceedances/detections continue across the country this year

Farmers and other users reminded 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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