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29 March 2021

Pesticides detected in Lough Egish drinking water supply

Public urged to consider alternatives to pesticides to protect the environment 

  • An exceedance for the pesticide 2,4-D has been detected 
  • Exceedance was detected through our water supply monitoring programme
  • It is important that users of pesticides are mindful of best practice 

26 March 2021

Works progress to improve Clones water supply

Works are taking place at the reservoir at Clones Water Treatment Plant

  • A water outage is scheduled from 10am to 2pm on 30 March
  • Clones town, Scotshouse village and Drumully may be impacted
  • It may take 1-2 hours for supply to return once works finish

25 March 2021

Upgrades to improve water supply and water quality in Glaslough

Works will ensure improved water quality and a more reliable water supply for the area

  • Over 1km of old problematic water mains have been replaced
  • Works were completed in December 2020
  • Works were part of our Leakage Reduction Programme

10 March 2021

CRU announces new date of 1 October 2021 for implementation of new water tariff framework

A new non-domestic tariff framework for Irish Water’s business customers 

  • The changes were deferred due to Covid-19
  • The new date provide certainty for businesses
  • New framework was due to go-live on 1 May

8 February 2021

Works underway to repair bursts to two water mains in Clones Town and surrounding areas

Crews are working to complete repair works as soon as possible

  • Repairs taking place in line with Covid-19 protocols
  • Customers may experience supply disruptions while works take place
  • Customers asked to conserve water where possible

3 February 2021

Advice for winterproofing your business premises if unoccupied during Covid-19 restrictions

Business owners can help avoid these issues, expensive repairs and a disrupted water supply, by taking a few preventative measures.

  • It is important to continue the regular maintenance of your buildings
  • Turn off your water while the premises are vacant
  • Drain down the system to ensure that there is no risk of damage from burst pipes 

1 February 2021

Clean Coasts and Irish Water want you to Break Up With Plastic and Think Before You Flush

Clean Coasts are raising awareness about the impact of plastic pollution on our planet and marine life

  • Clean Coasts want to hear your stories on ditching plastic products
  • Ireland is the number one plastic waste producer in the EU
  • Ireland also has the fourth lowest recycling rate

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

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