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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

17 June 2018

Customers in Dundalk area may notice some discolouration in water due to emergency leak repair work but water supply is safe to drink

Discolouration expected to clear shortly

  • Step testing and mains flushing taking place
  • Water is safe to drink.
  • Customer care line 1850 278 278

15 June 2018

Work commences on the Staleen Pipeline to secure the water supply for 90,000 people across Drogheda, South Louth and East Meath

Project has been expedited to replace ageing strategic pipeline

  • Staleen pipeline is over 50 years old
  • Work has also commenced on Staleen Water Treatment Plant
  • Project and associated works to be completed by end of year

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

5 June 2018

Supply returning to all areas in East Meath affected by outages in recent days

People urged to continue to conserve water over the coming days to allow reservoirs to refill

  • Water returning to areas served by Cairns Reservoir 
  • Supply returned to Duleek, Donore, Ashbourne and Ratoath
  • Advice on dealing with airlocks when water returns

3 June 2018

Update on Meath and Louth water supplies following Staleen pipe burst

Depleted reservoir levels leading to supply disruption in parts of Meath

  • Alternative water supplies in place
  • Crews working around the clock to manage the network
  • Please conserve water where possible

2 June 2018

Water levels slowly continuing to increase following repair to Staleen pipeline

Variations in pressure and intermittent outages in some areas possible during the day

  • Majority of customers have supply restored
  • Pressure may continue to fluctuate as flows in the network are managed
  • Alternative supplies will remain in place in Duleek, Ratoath and Ashbourne

1 June 2018

Staleen Pipeline repaired and water levels are slowly continuing to increase in the reservoirs

Reservoirs are continuing to slowly increase

  • Water currently making its way to all parts of the network
  • Some areas may still be experiencing supply issues
  • Alternative water supplies are in place

31 May 2018

Repair complete on Staleen Water Main

Burst on the water main is repaired

  • Water supply maintained in Louth and most parts of East Meath
  • Alternative water supplies in place in Ratoath, Kilbride and Duleek
  • Bottled water is being distributed to vulnerable customers

31 May 2018

Update to burst on Staleen Water Main affecting Drogheda & East Meath

Update Thursday, 31 May at 1.45pm

  • Water supply maintained to all customers in Louth, Drogheda and parts of East Meath
  • Alternative water supplies in Ratoath, Ashbourne, Kilbride & Duleek
  • Bottled water distributed to vulnerable customers

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