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8 November 2018

Irish school children saved 389 million litres of water last year as part of the Green-Schools water theme sponsored by Irish Water

Sponsoring An Taisce's Green-Schools water theme for sixth year running

  • Supporting water conservation and efficiency 
  • Over 2,300 schools awarded water flag
  • Student Ambassador Programme

25 October 2018

Lough Talt Boil Water Notice lifted with immediate effect

Lifting of the notice follows extensive consultation with the HSE

  • Zero cryptosporidium detections since August
  • No reported related illnesses in community
  • Public patience, cooperation and assistance acknowledged

24 October 2018

Replacement of ageing water mains in the Attiduff and Ardtrasna areas, County Sligo

 Works are expected to be completed by the end of November 2018.

  • Working in partnership with Sligo County Council
  • Replacement of 800 metres of problematic water mains
  • Investment in leakage reduction and water quality initiatives

23 October 2018

Impact of investment in wastewater treatment being felt in communities across the country

Investment in wastewater treatment in communities across the country

  • Wastewater treatment plants upgraded or built in 55 locations
  • EPA’s Urban Wastewater Treatment Report highlights progress 
  • No untreated wastewater discharge by 2021

18 October 2018

Irish Water and Clean Coasts launch Think Before You Flush campaign following an estimated 4,600 sewer blockages this year

Sewer blockages are caused by inappropriate items being flushed down toilets

  • Investing in our wastewater network
  • Remember to only flush the 3 Ps
  • The Think Before You Flush Communities

3 October 2018

Boil Water Notice on the Lough Talt Public Water Supply scheme extended until further notice

Notice follows meeting with HSE on Friday 28 September

  • Please continue to boil water before use
  • Notice due to detections of cryptosporidium
  • Water Services Policy Statement 

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

The Sligo care taker who kept the water running despite severe drought conditions

We want to applaud the excellent work during the drought

  • Work by our staff, local authority staff and care takers of schemes
  • Severe drought conditions
  • Safeguarding Ireland’s water and wastewater infrastructure

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

Lough Talt boil water notice extended until further notice following advice from HSE

Notice was issued due to detections of cryptosporidium

  • Customers urged to continue boiling water
  • Once boiled the water is safe to consume
  • A map of the scheme is available

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