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15 October 2019

Athea to reap social, environmental and economic benefits from state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant

New Wastewater Treatment Plant opened this week in Athea, Limerick

  • Higher level of environmental protection
  • Local investment of €2 million
  • Modernised elements of processes in plants

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

4 September 2019

Upgrade works at the Athea Wastewater Treatment Plant complete

Works delivered in partnership with Limerick City & County Council

  • Plant original built in 1940s
  • Modern, energy-efficient equipment in use now
  • Plant will help safeguard the River Galey

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

13 June 2019

Working to improve performance of Limerick’s sewer network

Survey will assess the capacity, condition and performance level of the sewer network.

  • Survey of 22 kilometres of sewers
  • Mapping and inspecting approx 2,000 manholes
  • Survey results will inform the Drainage Area Plans for Limerick City

13 June 2019

Improving Limerick’s sewer network

First time a survey of this scale has been carried out in the city

  • Works will protect the environment
  • Support social and economic development
  • Minor road works around manholes will be required

13 June 2019

Pesticide exceedances on the rise in some counties

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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