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22 January 2021

Irish Water extends public consultation of the first National Water Resources Plan (NWRP) until 1 March 2021

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 twelve-week public consultation will seek feedback

21 January 2021

Night-time outage in Navan Town due to essential works to secure the water supply

Outage is required to facilitate emergency works on the Navan trunk water main

  • Low water pressure and/or outages from 10:00pm 21 until 2:00am 22 January
  • Update will provide a safer more secure water supply for the town
  • It may take 2-3 hours for normal water supply to return 

20 January 2021

Appeal to homes and businesses in the Greater Dublin Area to winter proof their properties in advance of predicted freezing temperatures

We are asking people to do this to protect the water supply in advance of expected freezing night time temperatures in the coming days

  • Simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact on reducing demand 
  • Hundreds of leak and burst watermain repairs took place after recent cold snap
  • Customers reminded to adhere to public health advice on hand washing and hygiene regarding Covid-19

18 January 2021

Normal water supply resumes for customers in Trim, Summerhill, Rathmolyon and surrounding areas following lifting of water restrictions

Night time restrictions that were in place are being lifted with immediate effect

  • Water levels at the reservoirs have recovered to a sufficient level 
  • Supply will continue to be monitored
  • Customers are reminded to to follow HSE guidance on hand washing

12 January 2021

Irish Water appeal to homes and businesses in the Greater Dublin Area to check for leaks as the recent cold spell has led to a surge in demand for water

There has been a steady increase in demand over the Christmas period, spiking in the past few days following the recent cold spell 

  • The public water network has experienced a higher than normal volume of bursts
  • We are working to complete repairs in line with Covid-19 protocols 
  • Customers are asked to conserve water where possible

8 December 2020

Works due to start in Littlepace, Clonee and surrounding areas have been postponed until 2021

Works postponed in order to support businesses that have only recently re-opened.

  • Works will now take place in 2021
  • Works are part of a national upgrade programme
  • A more secure water supply will be delivered to homes and businesses in Dublin 15

25 November 2020

Irish Water is progressing with watermain improvement works to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Knockbrack, Oldcastle

Works will involve the replacement of 200 metres of new watermains along local road L2800. 

  • Works may involve some short-term water shut-offs
  • Traffic management measures will be in place
  • Works are expected to be completed by December 2020

25 November 2020

Irish Water is progressing with watermain improvement works to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Ashbourne

These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme. 

  • Works will commence at the end of November
  • Works may involve some short-term water shut-offs 
  • Traffic management measures will be in place

5 October 2020

Minister Darragh O’Brien visits the Blanchardstown Regional Drainage Scheme

Project is being delivered with Fingal County Council

  • Storm water management facility & pumping station in Waterville park
  • 3km of new wastewater pipeline constructed using innocative tunnelling
  • Works scheduled to be completed by 2023

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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