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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

12 October 2018

Boil Water Notice issued for Ballycastle Public Water Supply in County Mayo

Boil Water Notice issued for Ballycastle Public Water Supply

  • Ballycastle, Corrower Scheme and Lisbrin Scheme affected
  • Detection of cryptosporidium in the water
  • Water must be boiled for drinking and food preparation

13 September 2018

National Leakage Reduction Programme will improve water quality and reduce high levels of leakage in Ballina

Project will replace 1.7km of old problematic water mains

  • Works will commence in mid-September
  • Works may involve short-term water shut offs
  • More consistent water supply for customers

13 September 2018

Replacing 1.7km of old problematic water mains in Ballina

Project will improve water quality and reduce high levels of leakage

  • Works will due to commence in mid-September
  • Customers will be given a minimum of 48 hours
  • Works may involve some short-term water shut offs

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 

6 July 2018

Public urged to conserve water as drought conditions continue

Driest June on record since 1850

  • Please conserve water and protect supplies
  • National Water Conservation Order in place
  • Please continue to report all leaks on the public network

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