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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

14 August 2020

Drinking Water from Vartry and Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plants

Public health queries not related to water supply

  • Plant is compliant with drinking water regulations
  • It is tested daily in conjunction with extensive monitoring
  • Contact centre open 24/7 for queries or concerns

17 July 2020

Lighting systems redesigned and retrofitted at a number of large treatment plants

Updates took place to Leixlip, Ballymore Eustace, Swords, Malahide and Navan plants 

  • Carbon emissions saving of 240 tonnes every year
  • 1,400 energy efficient light fittings have been installed 
  • LED fittings have a lifetime of 100,000 operating hours

10 July 2020

Watermain improvement works progressing to safeguard the water supply in Navan

Works part of project to replace the problematic trunk water main

  • Works involve upgrades & installation of new watermains
  • Traffic management & diversions will be in place
  • It may take 2-3 for normal supply to resume following works

8 July 2020

Water Conservation Order lifted following heavy rainfall and recovery of sources

Lifting of Water Conservation Order better known as the hosepipe ban

  • Lifted following heavy rainfall & recovery of resources
  • Continuing to monitor affected water sources
  • View our video for tips on how to conserve

7 July 2020

EPA Drinking Water Report highlights continuing high quality of public water supply

The EPA has recognised the continuing high quality of the public water supply

  • Over 99% of water samples were in compliance
  • 11 supplies removed from the Remedial Action List
  • 15,000 lead service connections replaced against target of 9,000

1 July 2020

Progress with watermain improvement works to safeguard the water supply in Ashbourne

Works may cause disruptions in Ashbourne on:

  • Monday 6 July until 7am Tuesday 7 July
  • 10pm Wednesday 8 July until 7am Thursday 9 July
  • Following works it may take 2-3 hours for supply to return

22 June 2020

Francis Duffy working to ensure continuity of water and wastewater services in Meath

Francis and his team continue to work to keep networks functioning

  • Essential day-to-day works are continuing
  • Works include - fixing burst pipes, repairing leaks
  • Need to conserve where possible

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

Customers advised in Skryne Crossroads and surrounding areas of intermittent disruptions until Friday 12 June

Customers may experience intermittent low water pressure until Friday 12 June

  • Essential repairs at a pumping station in Skryne
  • Customers in Skryne Crossroads affected
  • Important to follow HSE guidance on hand washing

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