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11 December 2018

Clean Coasts and Irish Water launch their Think Before You Pour Christmas campaign

Do not pour fats, oils and greases (FOGs) down the drain

  • More than 6,000 sewer blockages this year
  • Allow FOGs to cool and throw them in the bin
  • Get your free Gunkpot

19 November 2018

When Nature Calls - highlighting the benefits of nature based solutions to wastewater treatment today on World Toilet Day

Integrated Constructed Wetlands

  • Looks and functions as a natural wetland
  • Environmentally-friendly and rich in biodiversity
  • Home to many species of flora and fauna

8 November 2018

Irish school children saved 389 million litres of water last year as part of the Green-Schools water theme sponsored by Irish Water

Sponsoring An Taisce's Green-Schools water theme for sixth year running

  • Supporting water conservation and efficiency 
  • Over 2,300 schools awarded water flag
  • Student Ambassador Programme

23 October 2018

Impact of investment in wastewater treatment being felt in communities across the country

Investment in wastewater treatment in communities across the country

  • Wastewater treatment plants upgraded or built in 55 locations
  • EPA’s Urban Wastewater Treatment Report highlights progress 
  • No untreated wastewater discharge by 2021

18 October 2018

Irish Water and Clean Coasts launch Think Before You Flush campaign following an estimated 4,600 sewer blockages this year

Sewer blockages are caused by inappropriate items being flushed down toilets

  • Investing in our wastewater network
  • Remember to only flush the 3 Ps
  • The Think Before You Flush Communities

6 September 2018

Pesticide exceedances on the rise in Cavan – farmers and other users urged to use best practice when spraying

It is imperative that pesticide users are mindful of best practice when spraying lands

  • Drinking water supplies vulnerable to contamination
  • Detections of pesticides found in drinking water
  • The pesticide MCPA is the main offender

3 September 2018

Water Conservation Order (Hosepipe Ban) extended in some areas until 30 September to safeguard water supplies

Water Conservation Order remains in place in the following counties:

  • Dublin, Louth, Meath, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois
  • Offaly, Westmeath, Carlow, Wicklow, Wexford
  • Waterford, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary

2 August 2018

Research shows over 50% of those surveyed underestimate daily usage by half

The average person uses 129 litres of water a day   

  • 56% believe they use less than 50 litres per day
  • 34% believe they use between 51 and 200 litres per day
  • 10% believe they use over 200 litres per day

27 July 2018

Extension confirmed for duration of Water Conservation Order and continuance of water pressure reductions in the Greater Dublin Area

Water supply situation will remain critical up to and possibly beyond mid-August. 

  • Rainfall will not be at a level to assist recovery of raw water sources
  • Water Conservation Order extended to 31 August
  • Continuance of GDA water restrictions for further 2 weeks

20 July 2018

Continued urge for homes and businesses to conserve water despite change in weather

Water supplies under pressure due to drought conditions

  • It will take sustained rainfall to replenish raw water levels
  • Please continue to conserve water where possible
  • Report any leaks you see on the public network 

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