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15 October 2020

Achill residents asked to conserve water while night time restrictions are in place Thursday and Friday to facilitate works

Overnight water restrictions will be in place due to operational improvement works at the water treatment plant.

  • Restrictions will be in place from 9pm until 8am
  • Works necessary to ensure a continuous daily water supply for homes and businesses
  • Customers are reminded to conserve water where possible

14 October 2020

Lough Talt Water Treatment Plant upgrade works on target for end of 2020 completion

Customers reminded that Boil Water Notice remains in place

  • Works will benefit approximately 13,000 people
  • Customers are reminded that Boil Water Notice remains in place
  • Customers may experience low pressure/possible outages over the coming weeks

13 October 2020

An end to raw sewage discharge in Killala Bay in the coming weeks

A new wastewater treatment plant to stop the discharge of untreated wastewater into Killala Bay 

  • Project is part of €19 million investment in Mayo wastewater infrastructure
  • New treatment plant in Killala will serve a population equivalent of 1,800 
  • Works already completed in Foxford and Charlestown Sewerage Schemes

28 September 2020

Works connecting the Ballycastle public water supply to the Ballina supply are progressing

Essential works Customers in Ballycastle and Carrowmore-Lacken Group Water Scheme

  • Project will benefit 360 local residents and businesses
  • Most customers should have normal supply restored by 1pm 
  • In high or outlying areas it may take longer for water to return

26 September 2020

Irish Water and Mayo County Council working to restore water to customers in Shrule

Three bursts to the rising main feeding Shrule reservoir have been fixed

  • Water is still not getting into the reservoir 
  • Crews are continuing to search for another burst
  • Alternative drinking water supply in the village

24 September 2020

Pesticides detected in Louisburgh drinking water supply in Mayo

An exceedance for the pesticide MCPA has been detected in the public drinking water supply

  • Exceedance was noted following routine sampling
  • Pesticide users should consider the vulnerability of water supplies 
  • More information is available from your local farm advisor 

23 September 2020

More reliable water supply in Ballina and Killala following water main replacement works

Works to start in early October

  • Old damaged Ballina water mains to be replaced
  • New mains in Killala on Market and Barrack Street
  • Part of the Leakage Reduction Programme

4 September 2020

Do Not Consume water restriction on Achill Island and adjacent mainland lifted with immediate affect

The water is now safe to drink

  • Do not consume ws due to elevated levels of aluminium
  • Drinking water can now be consumed as normal.
  • Irish Water apologises for any inconvenience

27 August 2020

Residents of and visitors to Achill Island reminded that Do Not Consume notice continues

Update Friday 27 August

  • Appeals to all people on the island to conserve
  • Do Not Consume Notice remains in place
  • Vulnerable customers contact - 1850 278 278

20 August 2020

Pesticide exceedances continue to be detected in drinking supplies around Ireland

Detection of pesticides may be as a result of specific spraying activities

  • MCPA is a main pesticide being detected
  • Users reminded to use best practice when spraying
  • Basic steps for reducing pesticide risks

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