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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

3 July 2020

Need for Water Conservation Order to be reviewed following heavy rainfall

Review of need for Water Conservation Order

  • WCO commonly referred to as a hosepipe ban
  • Heavy rainfall has helped recover some water supplies
  • View our video for tips on how to conserve

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)

21 April 2020

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

The following are some of the areas affected

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

15 April 2020

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

A series of essential overnight water restrictions are required.

  • Customers of Cairnhill Reservoir affected
  • Restrictions nightly from 10.30pm until 8am
  • In place from 15-22 April to allow reservoir to refill

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

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