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Planning application submitted for Greater Dublin Drainage project

The new regional wastewater treatment facility is being proposed in order to protect public health, safeguard the environment and facilitate the social and economic growth of the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) to 2050.

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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

20 June 2018

Planning application submitted for Greater Dublin Drainage project

Project will protect public health, safeguard the environment and facilitate growth

  • New regional wastewater treatment facility in Clonshaugh
  • Underground orbital sewer from Blanchardstown to Clonshaugh
  • New pumping station at Abbotsown

15 June 2018

Work commences on the Staleen Pipeline to secure the water supply for 90,000 people across Drogheda, South Louth and East Meath

Project has been expedited to replace ageing strategic pipeline

  • Staleen pipeline is over 50 years old
  • Work has also commenced on Staleen Water Treatment Plant
  • Project and associated works to be completed by end of year

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

11 June 2018

Boil Water Notice Lifted on the Abbeyfields Water Supply Scheme, Co. Meath

Boil Water Notice Lifted on the Abbeyfields Water Supply Scheme, Co. Meath

  • Notice was place affecting 239 people
  • Lifted following the advice of the Health Service Executive (HSE)
  • Irish Water regrets the impact on customers and thanks them for their patience

8 June 2018

Boil Water Notice Issued on the Abbeyfields Water Supply Scheme, Co. Meath

Effective Date of Boil Water Notice: Friday 8 June 2018 

  • Recent testing indicated a water quality issue
  • Notice affects 239 customers on the supply
  • Map of affected areas available

5 June 2018

Supply returning to all areas in East Meath affected by outages in recent days

People urged to continue to conserve water over the coming days to allow reservoirs to refill

  • Water returning to areas served by Cairns Reservoir 
  • Supply returned to Duleek, Donore, Ashbourne and Ratoath
  • Advice on dealing with airlocks when water returns

3 June 2018

Update on Meath and Louth water supplies following Staleen pipe burst

Depleted reservoir levels leading to supply disruption in parts of Meath

  • Alternative water supplies in place
  • Crews working around the clock to manage the network
  • Please conserve water where possible

2 June 2018

Water levels slowly continuing to increase following repair to Staleen pipeline

Variations in pressure and intermittent outages in some areas possible during the day

  • Majority of customers have supply restored
  • Pressure may continue to fluctuate as flows in the network are managed
  • Alternative supplies will remain in place in Duleek, Ratoath and Ashbourne

1 June 2018

Staleen Pipeline repaired and water levels are slowly continuing to increase in the reservoirs

Reservoirs are continuing to slowly increase

  • Water currently making its way to all parts of the network
  • Some areas may still be experiencing supply issues
  • Alternative water supplies are in place

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