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3 December 2019

The Story of Water, a new documentary exploring the development and current state of Ireland’s public water network

The Story of Water, Sunday 8 December at 7pm on Virgin Media Two

  • Understand the role that water plays in your daily life
  • Learn more about your water and where it comes from
  • Hear individual personal stories from all over Ireland

19 November 2019

Think Before You Flush on World Toilet Day

Irish Water, Clean Coasts and the NCAD unveil an installation of 4 toilets with a difference

  • Part of a 'Design for Debate' project
  • Installation of four toilets displayed in Heuston and Connolly stations
  • World Toilet Day is celebrated annually on 19 November

7 November 2019

The science protecting Donegal’s water supplies from nasty bugs and parasites

Look into the role of a compliance analyst in Irish Water and how Irish Water works with HSE

  • Role involves working with local authorities, HSE and EPA
  • Treatment essential for safe drinking water
  • Issues with water sample results - process explained

17 September 2019

Upgrade works ensure clean, safe and secure of water for homes and businesses around Ireland

National Disinfection Programme

  • Over €65 million being invested as part of programme
  • Minimising the risk of Boil Water Notices
  • Upgrades to over 190 sites nationwide to date

28 August 2019

National Pesticides and Drinking Water Action Group join forces with Farm TV to promote best practice when using pesticides

Targeted marketing campaign across 11 marts

  • MCPA, fluroxypyr and 2,4-D detected
  • Irish Water closely monitoring the situation
  • Regulations for pesticides are very stringent

30 July 2019

Do Not Use, Do Not Wash water restriction in Swanlinbar lifted with immediate effect

Swanlinbar Public Water Supply restriction lifted with immediate effect

  • Water is now safe to drink 
  • Restriction was issued due to high levels of chlorine 
  • Issue was detected during routine water sampling

17 July 2019

Water conservation campaign launched to encourage the public to use only what they need

52% of the public acknowledge that they waste water

  • We all have to play a part in conserving water
  • Small measures can have a big impact
  • Safe, clean, treated water is not in unlimited supply

8 July 2019

Do Not Drink and Do Not Wash water restriction remains in place on Swanlinbar Public Water Supply

Working with Cavan County Council to lift the notice as soon as possible.

  • We apologise to customers and thank them for their patience
  • Alternative water supply at rear of O’Reilly’s filling station
  • Please Do Not Drink or Wash with water from this supply

13 June 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

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