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23 December 2020

Boil Water Notice lifted with immediate effect for all customers supplied by Clonbullogue Public Water Scheme

Upgrade works to the disinfection system are underway

  • Notice has been put in place to protect public health
  • Approximately 840 customers are affected
  • All customers must boil their water before drinking

8 December 2020

Irish Water publishes its draft Framework Plan, the first Phase of its National Water Resources Plan, for consultation

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 10-week public consultation will seek feedback

17 November 2020

Communities of Newtown and Clonin in Co. Offaly enjoying an improved water supply as Irish Water completes programme of works in both areas

In partnership with Offaly County Council, we have completed a programme of works in Newtown and Clonin. 

  • Almost 1.5km of new water mains were constructed
  • Number of bursts and outages significantly reduced
  • Over 8 million litres of water being saved daily

16 November 2020

Irish Water has saved over 8 million litres of water daily across Co. Offaly, enough water to supply over 63,000 people per day

This saving is a result of leakage reduction and repair works across the county.

  • Almost 30km of old and damaged water mains have been replaced
  • New water mains were installed in a number of towns 
  • 155 households have had leaks repaired through our First Fix Free scheme

28 October 2020

Irish Water progresses with works to upgrade the Tullamore and Birr Water Supply Schemes and safeguard the water supply for over 18,000 customers

Works are taking place in partnership with Offaly County Council

  • Project involves the construction of two new water treatment plants
  • Works are expected to be completed in Q3, 2021
  • Over 18,000 homes and businesses will benefit from a more secure supply

9 October 2020

Upgrading the water network in Newtown Co. Offaly to improve the water supply and reduce leakage

Works are part of the national Leakage Reduction Programme

  • Works start Monday 12 October
  • Some short-term water shut-offs
  • Local traffic management will also be in place

6 October 2020

Boil Water Notice lifted with immediate effect for all customers supplied by Dunkerrin Public Water Scheme in Offaly

Following a number of satisfactory water samples and an audit of the treatment plant, the Boil Water notice was lifted

  • The notice impacted customers supplied by Dunkerrin Public Water Scheme 
  • The notice was issued on 22 September as a precautionary measure 
  • We would like to thank the EPA and the HSE for their input and support 

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

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

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