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14 January 2021

Works progressing to enhance the water supply to homes and businesses in Foxford

Works are being carried out in accordance with current Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions.

  • Works involve upgrading water treatment processes at the plant
  • This will significantly improve quality and security of water supply 
  • Upgrade works are currently underway 

6 January 2021

Ballycastle customers enjoying enhanced water quality following connection to Ballina supply

Works to connect Ballycastle Public Water Supply to Lacken Reservoir are due to be complete next week.

  • Six kilometres of new water mains have been laid
  • Customers may experience outages on Monday, 11 Jan and Tuesday, 12 Jan
  • Updates will be available on wtr.ie/SupplyInfo

5 January 2021

Night-time restrictions in Foxford in order to safeguard the water supply

Water restrictions will be in place Tuesday 5 January from 10pm until 7am tomorrow morning

  • Restrictions are necessary to allow reservoirs
  • There were a number of watermain bursts in the town 
  • Crews are working to repair as quickly as possible

18 December 2020

Works underway to repair burst water main in Westport, Co. Mayo

Approximately 1,000 people in the Westport area are affected by this unplanned outage.

  • Alternative water supply in place at Buckwaria Road
  • Customers advised to bring own containers when availing of alternative supply
  • As a precaution, customers should boil this water before use

18 December 2020

Ballina and Killala customers enjoying improved water supply following water main improvement works

Old problematic water mains in Ballina and Killala have been replaced to provide a more reliable water supply.

  • Almost 1,000 metres of problematic water mains were replaced 
  • Works are part of our Leakage Reduction Programme
  • Works took place between October and December 2020

8 December 2020

Irish Water publishes its draft Framework Plan, the first Phase of its National Water Resources Plan, for consultation

To safeguard public health, facilitate growth and meet the challenges of climate change over the next 25 years

  • The NWRP will provide a country-wide analysis
  • Calculate the demand for now and into the future
  • A 10-week public consultation will seek feedback

1 December 2020

Bellaghy customers transferred back to Lough Talt Water Supply following €10m upgrade works by Irish Water

Customers in the Bellaghy area have been transferred from the Charlestown Public Water Supply back to the Lough Talt Water Supply.

  • This follows lifting of the Lough Talt BWN last week
  • Customers now have a safe and secure drinking water supply
  • Robust treatment processes were installed at the Lough Talt WTP

24 November 2020

Irish Water urges Achill customers to continue conserving water and fixing leaks while upgrades to the water treatment plant continue

Operational adjustments are being made to the Achill Water Treatment Plant to ensure all customers receive a continuous daily supply of water.

  • Customers are reminded to contact us if they are without water
  • Check for leaks and turn off water where it is not required
  • Report a leak via phone or on our website

12 November 2020

An end to raw sewage in Killala Bay

Killala Councillor welcomes completion of new plant

  • Discharge of raw sewage stopped
  • This follows a €19 million investment in wastewater infrastructure
  • Will benefit communities of Killala, Charlestown and Foxford

6 November 2020

Novel community initiative to raise awareness about pesticides, biodiversity and climate action to be launched during Science Week

‘I’ve planted a tree and my garden is pesticide free’ encourages families to go pesticide-free

  • Novel community-based project being launched to celebrate Science Week 2020
  • Project encourages families to stop using pesticides in their gardens and around their homes
  • Will be rolled out in Newport, Mayo early next year

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