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18 April 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

26 March 2019

Problematic Water Mains being replaced in Lemybrien to improve security of supply

Replacing 1.4 kilometres of ageing water mains prone to frequent bursts

  • Part of national Leakage Reduction Programme
  • Works completed by end of May
  • Traffic management will be in place

8 March 2019

Female engineers in Irish Water want to inspire girls and young women to choose a career in engineering this International Women’s Day

Highlighting the varied and exciting nature of a career in engineering

  • Irish Water committed to gender equality
  • 50% of our Senior Management Team is female
  • Info on all our events during Engineers Week 2019

31 January 2019

Works to improve security of water supply for Dungarvan get underway next week

Works to tackle high levels of leakage

  • Works to commence next week 
  • Possible short-term outages in the area
  • Part of National Leakage Reduction Programme

7 January 2019

Glyphosate detected in drinking water in Waterford, farmers urged to be mindful when spraying pesticides

It is imperative that pesticide users are mindful of best practice when spraying lands

  • Drinking water supplies vulnerable to contamination
  • Detections of pesticides found in drinking water
  • Glyphosate found in weed killer and used by gardeners

20 December 2018

Irish Water and Clean Coasts remind the public to Think Before You Pour this Christmas

Raising awareness of the damage caused by pouring FOGs down the drain 

  • Over 6,000 sewer blockages so far this year
  • Never pour fats oils and greases down the kitchen sink
  • Working in partnership with Clean Coasts

12 December 2018

Irish Water commits to a new strategic energy initiative in partnership with SEAI

Committed to improving energy efficiency and reducing our carbon emissions 

  • Make energying efficiency an integral part of our BAU
  • Energy efficient design for all projects
  • Leveraging SEAI’s proven methodologies and expertise 

11 December 2018

Clean Coasts and Irish Water launch their Think Before You Pour Christmas campaign

Do not pour fats, oils and greases (FOGs) down the drain

  • More than 6,000 sewer blockages this year
  • Allow FOGs to cool and throw them in the bin
  • Get your free Gunkpot

26 November 2018

Works to improve water quality, security of supply and reduce leakage get underway in Ring

Decommissioning 1.1 kilometres of problematic cast iron water mains

  • New service connections will be installed
  • Traffic Management will be in place
  • Works may involve some short-term water shut offs

19 November 2018

When Nature Calls - highlighting the benefits of nature based solutions to wastewater treatment today on World Toilet Day

Integrated Constructed Wetlands

  • Looks and functions as a natural wetland
  • Environmentally-friendly and rich in biodiversity
  • Home to many species of flora and fauna

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