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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

24 October 2019

Discussions on the importance of water for business development on Ocean FM’s North West Today show

Importance of investment in water and wastewater infrastructure discussed

  • Important for economic and social development
  • Leakage issues discussed - First Fix Free Scheme
  • Told story of water, from source to tap

23 October 2019

Wet wipes and plastic found on scenic Strandhill beach following local beach clean

Raising awareness about the problems sanitary items cause when flushed

  • Remember The 3 Ps - pee, poo and toilet paper
  • Wet wipes cause blockages
  • Think before you flush

17 September 2019

Public input sought on site selection for Regional Sludge Hub Centres

Consultation opens on 24 September and closes on 22 October 2019

  • Inviting feedback from public and interested stakeholders
  • 3 regional sludge hub centres
  • Based on environmental, planning, economic & technical factors

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

1 August 2019

Contract awarded for upgrade of Lough Talt Water Treatment Plant Project continuing as planned and on schedule

Contract will ensure a safe and secure water supply

  • Works will commence shortly on site
  • Project to be completed by end of 2020
  • Boil Water Notice currently in place

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

28 June 2019

Plans to upgrade Lough Talt water treatment plant announced

Works progressing to ensure a safe and secure supply of water

  • Planning permission granted for essential works 
  • Current treatment plant does not provide adequate treatment
  • The project will be completed by the end of 2020

14 June 2019

Working to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce leakage in County Sligo

Replacing ageing water mains across Sligo

  • Works at Rinbaun, Cairns Hill and Bóthar an Corran
  • Part of National Leakage Reduction Programme
  • What is involved in each section of works

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