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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

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

9 May 2019

Local engineers visit state of the art Foxes Den Water Treatment Plant in Sligo

Ensuring a safe supply of water to over 11,000 people in Sligo

  • Removal from EPA’s remedial action list
  • Significant upgrades by Irish Water
  • Vital piece of infrastructure for Sligo

3 May 2019

Permission granted for the Lough Talt Water Treatment Plant upgrade

Follows recommendation from Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

  • Works scheduled to commence in coming months
  • Completion date expected in 2020
  • Boil Water Notice remains in place

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