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10 March 2021

CRU announces new date of 1 October 2021 for implementation of new water tariff framework

A new non-domestic tariff framework for Irish Water’s business customers 

  • The changes were deferred due to Covid-19
  • The new date provide certainty for businesses
  • New framework was due to go-live on 1 May

4 February 2021

RAL-free Sligo means all customers enjoying fully compliant drinking water following removal of Lough Talt from EPA at-risk list

Almost 13,000 water consumers in Co. Sligo can now enjoy a better quality water supply

  • New, robust treatment processes were installed at the water treatment plant
  • EPA have removed the Lough Talt water supply from Remedial Action List (RAL)
  • Number of schemes on the RAL in Sligo has decreased from 4 to zero since 2015

3 February 2021

Advice for winterproofing your business premises if unoccupied during Covid-19 restrictions

Business owners can help avoid these issues, expensive repairs and a disrupted water supply, by taking a few preventative measures.

  • It is important to continue the regular maintenance of your buildings
  • Turn off your water while the premises are vacant
  • Drain down the system to ensure that there is no risk of damage from burst pipes 

1 February 2021

Clean Coasts and Irish Water want you to Break Up With Plastic and Think Before You Flush

Clean Coasts are raising awareness about the impact of plastic pollution on our planet and marine life

  • Clean Coasts want to hear your stories on ditching plastic products
  • Ireland is the number one plastic waste producer in the EU
  • Ireland also has the fourth lowest recycling rate

22 January 2021

Irish Water extends public consultation of the first National Water Resources Plan (NWRP) until 1 March 2021

To safeguard public health, facilitate growth and meet the challenges of climate change over the next 25 years

  • The NWRP will provide a country-wide analysis
  • Calculate the demand for now and into the future
  • A twelve-week public consultation will seek feedback

1 December 2020

Bellaghy customers transferred back to Lough Talt Water Supply following €10m upgrade works by Irish Water

Customers in the Bellaghy area have been transferred from the Charlestown Public Water Supply back to the Lough Talt Water Supply.

  • This follows lifting of the Lough Talt BWN last week
  • Customers now have a safe and secure drinking water supply
  • Robust treatment processes were installed at the Lough Talt WTP

26 November 2020

Boil Water Notice for the Lough Talt Public Water Supply lifted with immediate effect

Boil Water Notice issued on the supply on 11 January 2019 has been lifted.

  • Lough Talt Water Treatment Plant (WTP) has been extensively upgraded
  • This will benefit approximately 13,000 customers
  • Customers can now resume normal use of water supply

20 November 2020

Irish Water to submit planning application for an upgraded sewerage scheme in Rosses Point

The proposed project will bring benefits to Rosses Point and surrounding areas.

  • Wastewater will be pumped to Sligo wastewater treatment plant
  • Rosses Point Village pumping station will be upgraded 
  • Water quality for swimmers, surfers and all water users will be improved

14 October 2020

Lough Talt Water Treatment Plant upgrade works on target for end of 2020 completion

Customers reminded that Boil Water Notice remains in place

  • Works will benefit approximately 13,000 people
  • Customers are reminded that Boil Water Notice remains in place
  • Customers may experience low pressure/possible outages over the coming weeks

16 September 2020

Pesticides detected in Kilsellagh drinking water supply in Sligo

Users urged to be responsible when spraying pesticides and to consider alternatives

  • Pesticide MCPA detected in Kilsellagh drinking supply
  • MCPA is a commonly used herbicide
  • Farmers are asked to follow best practice in pesticide application

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