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1 September 2020

Pesticide exceedance detected in Longford this year – reminder to use best practice when spraying

Imperative users of pesticides are mindful of best practice when spraying

  • Six priority catchment areas: Longford Central (MCPA)
  • Newcastle West (MCPA), Belturbet (MCPA), Cavan RWSS (MCPA),
  • Clonroche (Bentazone), Newport (Glyphosate/MCPA)

21 August 2020

Works to restore supplies to areas affected by Storm Ellen

Areas worst affected include:

  • East and North Cork, South Tipperary,
  • West Waterford, South Limerick and East Clare
  • Reminder to follow HSE COVID-19 advice

21 August 2020

Appeals to customers on the Longford Central Water Supply Scheme to conserve water as reservoirs re-fill

Customers in the following locations asked to conserve where possible:

  • Longford town, Ballinalee, Clondra, Drumlish,
  • Kilashee, Lanesborough, Lisreevagh, Newtown Cashel
  • Reminder to follow HSE COVID-19 advice

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

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

24 April 2020

Night-time restrictions are required to safeguard the water supply for customers supplied by Cairnhill reservoir

The areas affected include:

  • Derrynacross, Cornafunshin, Kilmahon, Letterggeeragh;
  • Lettergullion, Crowdrumman, Brocklagh, Monaduff; Gaigue;
  • Derawley, Dooroc, Cartrongolan Drumlish area (not village)

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