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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

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

16 March 2020

Irish Water Statement On COVID-19 Response

Crisis Management Team has been meeting over the past few weeks to prepare for issues arising from the COVID-19 outbreak

  • Aiming to ensure the safety and well-being of staff
  • Securing the consistent quality and supply of drinking water
  • Maintaining wastewater services on the public network

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