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Planning application submitted for Greater Dublin Drainage project

The new regional wastewater treatment facility is being proposed in order to protect public health, safeguard the environment and facilitate the social and economic growth of the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) to 2050.

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21 June 2018

Farmers urged to use best practice when spraying pesticides following MCPA detections in drinking water across the country

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

13 June 2018

EPA recognises Irish Water’s progress in delivering safe clean drinking water to communities across the country in annual Drinking Water Report

Irish Water supplies drinking water for over 80% of the population

  • Investment of €2 billion to improve drinking water quality
  • In 2017 public water supplies were 99% compliant
  • Much more remains to be done

30 May 2018

Business customers in Offaly, Longford and Wicklow to receive new water meters to provide more accurate billing for commercial water usage

New meters have in-built drive-by technology to allow for faster and more frequent meter readings

  • Regional Meter Replacement Programme launched 2017
  • Programme already ongoing in various counties
  • Means of detecting water leaks

22 May 2018

The Ballymahon Water Mains Replacement Project is complete improved the security of supply for community

Leakage in the network reduced which will avoid future bursts along Main Street

  • A more reliable and secure water supply
  • Improved water quality and water pressure
  • Part of national Leakage Reduction Programme

4 March 2018

Water Restrictions from 9pm tonight to 8am on Monday in parts of Longford

Water restrictions include Newtownforbes, Clondra, Granard town and surrounding areas, Ballinamuck and Drumlish and customers between Lettergunnell and Gelsha

  • Water maintained for Longford Town and St Joseph’s Care Centre
  • Please check vacant properties for leaks
  • Please check for any leaks on water troughs for animals

31 January 2018

Refunds process to begin winding down as 95% of cheques issued

Final appeal to be made over coming weeks

  • Considerable response from customers
  • Outstanding accounts remain with incomplete details
  • Call 1850 448 448 if you have not received your cheque

17 January 2018

Irish Water investing in Longford’s water infrastructure

Replacement of ageing water mains prone to frequent bursts

  • In partnership with Longford County Council
  • Providing a clean, safe and reliable water supply
  • Part of Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme

12 January 2018

Consultation open for standardisation of Irish Water new connection charges

Proposal will standardise the scope of work involved in each connection

  • Simplify current charging arrangements
  • Provide a single national connection charging framework
  • Will be based on a service need and not development floor area

7 December 2017

Refunds | Irish Water to email and text customers urging them to confirm outstanding details

Campaign will ensure refunds process is as efficient as possible

  • 90% of refunds processed by Christmas
  • Very positive response from customers
  • Beware of phishing emails


28 November 2017

Irish Water Phishing Email Statement

Some customers have received phishing emails with the subject line ‘Your Irish Water Account – Action required’  

  • Delete emails requesting this information
  • Do not reply or click on the link provided
  • Do not provide personal or financial details

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