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20 September 2018

Power outage may cause loss of water supply to approx 10,000 Lough Egish customers

The ESB restored power to the treatment plant last night but power has yet to be restored to the pumps at the lake.

  • Irish Water working in partnership with Monaghan County Council
  • Updates to follow
  • Customers can contact the Irish Water customer care helpline on 1850 278 278.

     


6 September 2018

Pesticide exceedances on the rise in Cavan – farmers and other users urged to use best practice when spraying

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

3 September 2018

Water Conservation Order (Hosepipe Ban) extended in some areas until 30 September to safeguard water supplies

Water Conservation Order remains in place in the following counties:

  • Dublin, Louth, Meath, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois
  • Offaly, Westmeath, Carlow, Wicklow, Wexford
  • Waterford, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary

2 August 2018

Lough Egish RWSS removed from the RAL following extensive upgrade programme

The Lough Egish scheme was on the RAL for elevated THMs.

  • Upgrade to existing Kilkitt WTP and intake at Lough Bawn
  • Plant can now meet current and future demands
  • No other Co.Monaghan schemes on the RAL

2 August 2018

Research shows over 50% of those surveyed underestimate daily usage by half

The average person uses 129 litres of water a day   

  • 56% believe they use less than 50 litres per day
  • 34% believe they use between 51 and 200 litres per day
  • 10% believe they use over 200 litres per day

27 July 2018

Extension confirmed for duration of Water Conservation Order and continuance of water pressure reductions in the Greater Dublin Area

Water supply situation will remain critical up to and possibly beyond mid-August. 

  • Rainfall will not be at a level to assist recovery of raw water sources
  • Water Conservation Order extended to 31 August
  • Continuance of GDA water restrictions for further 2 weeks

20 July 2018

Continued urge for homes and businesses to conserve water despite change in weather

Water supplies under pressure due to drought conditions

  • It will take sustained rainfall to replenish raw water levels
  • Please continue to conserve water where possible
  • Report any leaks you see on the public network 

9 July 2018

Compulsory Purchase Order submitted to upgrade wastewater infrastructure in Carrickmacross

Purchase of lands in Annacroff to facilitate upgrades to the wastewater infrastructure

  • Works will commence at the end of 2019
  • Works will ensure improved water quality
  • Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues

6 July 2018

Public urged to conserve water as drought conditions continue

Driest June on record since 1850

  • Please conserve water and protect supplies
  • National Water Conservation Order in place
  • Please continue to report all leaks on the public network

4 July 2018

Water Conservation Order (hosepipe ban) now in place nationwide as drought continues

Demand for water is outstripping supplies as warm weather continues

  • Please continue to report all leaks on the public network
  • Urgent need to preserve our scarce water resources
  • Every effort you make at home or at work will help

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