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18 April 2019

Pesticide exceedances on the rise in some counties

Farmers and other users urged to use best practice when spraying

  • Improper use means pesticides can end up in drinking water
  • Regulations for pesticides are very stringent
  • Basic steps for reducing pesticide risks

21 March 2019

Works in Swanlinbar to improve water quality commence this week

Decommissioning and replacing one kilometre of old pipes

  • Part of our Leakage Reduction Programme
  • Possible short-term water shut offs
  • Works will secure water supply for the area

8 March 2019

Female engineers in Irish Water want to inspire girls and young women to choose a career in engineering this International Women’s Day

Highlighting the varied and exciting nature of a career in engineering

  • Irish Water committed to gender equality
  • 50% of our Senior Management Team is female
  • Info on all our events during Engineers Week 2019

20 December 2018

Irish Water and Clean Coasts remind the public to Think Before You Pour this Christmas

Raising awareness of the damage caused by pouring FOGs down the drain 

  • Over 6,000 sewer blockages so far this year
  • Never pour fats oils and greases down the kitchen sink
  • Working in partnership with Clean Coasts

20 December 2018

€2 million investment in Cavan Sewer Rehabilitation Project

Works are progressing using non-dig technology to minimise impacts to the community

  • Potential for sewer flooding and odour issues will be reduced
  • Improving the performance of the sewer network
  • Works expected to be complete in mid-2019

12 December 2018

Irish Water commits to a new strategic energy initiative in partnership with SEAI

Committed to improving energy efficiency and reducing our carbon emissions 

  • Make energying efficiency an integral part of our BAU
  • Energy efficient design for all projects
  • Leveraging SEAI’s proven methodologies and expertise 

11 December 2018

Muff NS students learn about the story of water to mark the official opening of new water treatment plant in Kingscourt

Local school children learned the significance of this new facility for their area

  • €4 million investment in the new water treatment plant
  • Removal from the EPA's Remedial Action List
  • Ensuring a more reliable quality of water for 3,200 customers

11 December 2018

Clean Coasts and Irish Water launch their Think Before You Pour Christmas campaign

Do not pour fats, oils and greases (FOGs) down the drain

  • More than 6,000 sewer blockages this year
  • Allow FOGs to cool and throw them in the bin
  • Get your free Gunkpot

19 November 2018

Kingscourt Water Treatment Plant officially opened by Minister Heather Humphreys and Cathaoirleach Madeline Argue

Ensuring an improved and more reliable quality of water for 3,200 customers

  • In partnership with Cavan County Council
  • Removal from the EPA'S Remedial Action List
  • Projects and Plans

19 November 2018

When Nature Calls - highlighting the benefits of nature based solutions to wastewater treatment today on World Toilet Day

Integrated Constructed Wetlands

  • Looks and functions as a natural wetland
  • Environmentally-friendly and rich in biodiversity
  • Home to many species of flora and fauna

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