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25 September 2018

Remaining Water Conservation Orders lifted as levels return to normal

Order lifted in Southern, Eastern and Midlands regions

  • Excellent conservation efforts made by homes and businesses 
  • Probability of an outage is now very low
  • Please continue to conserve water 

6 September 2018

Pesticide exceedances on the rise in Cavan – farmers and other users urged to use best practice when spraying

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
  • The pesticide MCPA is the main offender

5 September 2018

Planning application notice published to progress Arklow Wastewater Treatment Plant project

Project will benefit the people of Arklow, the tourism industry and the environment

  • The proposed site is at the Old Wallboard Factory
  • Public consultation from 20 Sept to 9 Nov 2018
  • Project will protect health and the the environment

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

3 August 2018

Update on the new 4km pipeline from the Vartry Water Treatment Plant to Callowhill

Construction of a new link from the existing water treatment plant commenced in Jan 2018

  • A new pumping station at the existing Vartry Water Treatment Plant
  • 4 kilometres of buried pipeline from Vartry to Callowhill 
  • A break pressure tank at Callowhill

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

1 August 2018

Irish Water awards contract for major upgrade to the Vartry Water Treatment Plant

The upgrade will secure a long-term future water supply for 200,000 people in Wicklow and South Dublin

  • Construction of new water treatment plant will be completed by 2020
  • Upgrade will ensure the plant meets all drinking water standards 
  • Compensation flow of 5 million litres will protect ecology of the river

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

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 

13 July 2018

Restrictions for parts of Dublin and Wicklow as Irish Water works to protect future supply

Over 25 schemes across the country already on restrictions

  • Areas around major hospitals have been protected
  • Schemes have been categorised on a 0 to 5 rating 
  • Level 2 Restrictions will begin on Monday night

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