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1 June 2020

Water Conservation Order ‘increasingly likely’ as demand for water soars and drought conditions prevail

Handwashing and hygiene remain critically important

  • Please choose handwashing over power washing
  • Domestic water usage increased by an average of 20%
  • Increase in commercial demand as businesses reopen

28 May 2020

Further pesticide exceedance detected in Newport area

Teagasc advises farmers and others that conditions are not right for spraying

  • Imperative pesticides users are mindful of best practice
  • Disappointed in latest exceedances despite good work
  • New guidance on sustainable management of rushes

22 May 2020

Irish Water launches advice for businesses re-opening premises

Launch of new section to help ensure internal water and wastewater systems are made safe

  • Tips to bring systems and devices back into use
  • Issued listed relating to un-used water in buildings
  • Working to maintain a safe & reliable public water supply

12 May 2020

Public urged to choose handwashing over powerwashing as domestic water usage increases by an average of 20%

Households are using an additional 24 litres of water per person per day

  • Important to follow HSE guidance on hand-washing
  • Appealing to prioritise handwashing over powerwashing
  • View our video for tips on how to conserve

7 May 2020

Works to repair a major leak in the centre of Ballina this evening

Outage will take place from 6pm to approximately 2am tonight, Thursday 7 May

  • Areas affected: Pearse Street, Humbert Street, Dillon Terrace,
  • Castle Road, Nally Street, the areas surrounding Beleek,
  • Bachelors Walk, Arbuckle Row and Emmett Street

29 April 2020

Customers in Ballina may experience water outages following a burst water main

Watermain has burst affecting 300 houses on Bunree Road and in Greenhills Estate

  • Crews are on site working to repair the burst 
  • Repair is expected to be completed by 8pm
  • It may 2-3 hours for normal supply to return 

20 April 2020

Burst watermain affecting the Belmullet area until 3pm today, Monday 20 April

The following areas will be impacted:

  • Clooneen, Gorthanaden, Glenlara, Barhauve, Tippe,
  • Aughalasheen, Shanaghy, Dovila, Knockshambo,
  • Knocknalina, Ballyglass and Broadhaven

8 April 2020

Pesticide exceedances/detections continue across the country this year

Farmers and other users reminded to use best practice when spraying

  • Improper use means pesticides can end up in drinking water
  • Regulations for pesticides are very stringent
  • Basic steps for reducing pesticide risks

31 March 2020

Irish Water defers the introduction of new business charges to support businesses during the Covid 19 emergency

New framework was due to come into effect on 1 May 2020

  • Situation is to be reviewed in the coming months
  • We will keep businesses and their representative groups up to date
  • We will continue to work with businesses who have been impacted

16 March 2020

Irish Water Statement On COVID-19 Response

Crisis Management Team has been meeting over the past few weeks to prepare for issues arising from the COVID-19 outbreak

  • Aiming to ensure the safety and well-being of staff
  • Securing the consistent quality and supply of drinking water
  • Maintaining wastewater services on the public network

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