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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

13 January 2021

Customers on the Lough Egish Regional Water Supply asked to check for leaks after recent cold spell

Lough Egish, Latton, Bawn, Rockcorry, Tullycorbet, Ballybay, Castleblayney and Clontibret

  • Overall demand for water has increased by 20%
  • Check outside taps and cattle drinking troughs
  • Adhere to public health guidelines & current restrictions

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

20 August 2020

MCPA detected in drinking water supplies in Monaghan

Exceedances recorded in Emyvale and Glaslough public water schemes

  • Exceedance of MCPA detected in supplies
  • Users reminded to use best practice when spraying
  • Basic steps for reducing pesticide risks

5 August 2020

Do Not Consume Notice lifted for Threemilehouse & Togan Public Water Supply Scheme

Do Not Consume Notice lifted for Threemilehouse & Togan PWSS

  • Notice lifted for approx. 290 customers
  • Notice was in place due to elevated levels of manganese
  • Continuing to carry out ongoing process control

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 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

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

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