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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

21 May 2018

Bellaghy customers now receiving clean, secure water from Charlestown supply and no longer need to boil water before consumption

785 customers removed from Lough Talt boil water notice

  • Areas being removed from the boil water notice
  • Remaining customers must boil water before use
  • Customer care helpline 1850 278 278

 

11 May 2018

Boil water notice issued on the Lough Talt public water supply remains in place

HSE advised that notice should be extended during high risk cryptosporidium period

  • HSE investigating reported cases of cryptosporidiosis
  • Customers reminded to continue to boil water before consumption
  • HSE advice for making up infant formula

19 April 2018

Castlebar students learn about the ‘Story of water – from source to tap’ from Irish Water engineers and scientists

Event was part of Engineer’s Week 2018

  • Students engaged with Irish Water engineers and scientists
  • Event included Irish Water video outlining Story of Water
  • Demonstrations given on water conservation techniques

26 March 2018

Project will improve water quality in Killala, Foxford and Charlestown

Works to start in the coming weeks and due to be completed by early 2020

  • End the discharge of untreated wastewater into Killala Bay
  • Improve the water quality in the Mullaghanoe River & River Moy
  • Support future growth and development

15 March 2018

Irish Water working to increase water pressure in problematic areas of Crossmolina

A programme of works has commenced to increase water pressure in Crossmolina

  • Low water pressure experienced in Boreen Road and Knockalegan
  • Leak detection team has been deployed to Crossmolina
  • 200 metre section of problematic mains in Kildaverouge to be replaced

9 March 2018

All water restrictions in Mayo lifted

All water restrictions in Mayo lifted but water usage is still very high across the county

  • Customers urged to continue conserving water
  • Thank you to the public for co-operation and patience
  • Customers are asked to check for leaks

7 March 2018

Restrictions on Kiltimagh water supply tonight due to excessive demand

Restrictions on Kiltimagh water supply tonight due to excessive demand

  • Restrictions on higher lying areas of the scheme from 11pm until 7am
  • Restrictions on the Louisburgh water supply have now been removed
  • Customers are asked to conserve water

6 March 2018

Update on the restrictions on the Louisburgh and Kiltimagh water supplies 6 March

Restrictions continue on the Louisburgh and Kiltimagh water supplies on 6 and 7 March

  • Restrictions from from 11pm until 7am
  • Customers on the supplies are asked to conserve water
  • Water pressure to homes and businesses affected

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