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8 December 2020

Irish Water publishes its draft Framework Plan, the first Phase of its National Water Resources Plan, for consultation

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 10-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

20 August 2020

Pesticide exceedances continue to be detected in drinking supplies around Ireland

Detection of pesticides may be as a result of specific spraying activities

  • MCPA is a main pesticide being detected
  • Users reminded to use best practice when spraying
  • Basic steps for reducing pesticide risks

8 July 2020

Water Conservation Order lifted following heavy rainfall and recovery of sources

Lifting of Water Conservation Order better known as the hosepipe ban

  • Lifted following heavy rainfall & recovery of resources
  • Continuing to monitor affected water sources
  • View our video for tips on how to conserve

7 July 2020

EPA Drinking Water Report highlights continuing high quality of public water supply

The EPA has recognised the continuing high quality of the public water supply

  • Over 99% of water samples were in compliance
  • 11 supplies removed from the Remedial Action List
  • 15,000 lead service connections replaced against target of 9,000

2 July 2020

Help Keep Our Beaches Clean…Please Think Before You Flush

Impact of what we flush down the toilet now evident along our beaches

  • Only flush the 3 P's
  • People encouraged to bring home their litter
  • Get involved in the 2 minute beach clean up

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