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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

Kingscourt water supply removal from the EPA Remedial Action List (RAL) following €3m investment

Works will now ensure a safe and sustainable water supply for Kingscourt 

  • €3 million investment in the Kingscourt water supply 
  • 3,000 customers on the supply now have a clean and secure supply
  • New water treatment plant & storage reservoir 

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

31 July 2018

Do Not Drink water restriction on the Ballyhaise Public Water Supply has been lifted with immediate effect

This drinking water restriction that was issued on July 26 has been lifted with immediate effect

  • Restriction was put in place following water sampling results
  • Customers should ensure they flush out their systems
  • Water supply is now fully compliant

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

26 July 2018

Do Not Drink water restriction issued on the Ballyhaise Public Water Supply

Notice issued due to nitrite exceedance in the water supply

  • Restriction has now been put in place following advice by HSE
  • Caution should be taken with babies and children
  • Alternative water supplies available

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 

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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