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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

27 July 2018

Boil Water Notice issued for the Grangemore Public Water Supply and Ballinmeen Camlin Group Water Scheme

Boil Water Notice issued for the Grangemore and Ballinmeen Camlin

  • Water must be boiled before it is consumed
  • Affected areas are Croghan, Ballinameen, Ballymore, 
  • Killarght (County Sligo), The Plains & surrounding areas.

27 July 2018

Extension confirmed for duration of Water Conservation Order and continuance of water pressure reductions in the Greater Dublin Area

Water supply situation will remain critical up to and possibly beyond mid-August. 

  • Rainfall will not be at a level to assist recovery of raw water sources
  • Water Conservation Order extended to 31 August
  • Continuance of GDA water restrictions for further 2 weeks

23 July 2018

Irish Water preparing a response to a request for further information from Sligo County Council regarding Lough Talt planning application

Works will ensure a secure, clean and safe drinking water supply

  • Ensure that this project is delivered successfully for the customers
  • Risk of further cryptosporidium detections in the supply
  • Long term solution will be provision of water from alternative source

20 July 2018

Continued urge for homes and businesses to conserve water despite change in weather

Water supplies under pressure due to drought conditions

  • It will take sustained rainfall to replenish raw water levels
  • Please continue to conserve water where possible
  • Report any leaks you see on the public network 

6 July 2018

Public urged to conserve water as drought conditions continue

Driest June on record since 1850

  • Please conserve water and protect supplies
  • National Water Conservation Order in place
  • Please continue to report all leaks on the public network

4 July 2018

Water Conservation Order (hosepipe ban) now in place nationwide as drought continues

Demand for water is outstripping supplies as warm weather continues

  • Please continue to report all leaks on the public network
  • Urgent need to preserve our scarce water resources
  • Every effort you make at home or at work will help

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