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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

12 July 2018

Water restrictions to be confirmed for Greater Dublin Area to protect future supply

20 schemes already on restrictions across the country

  • A final decision is expected tomorrow
  • We are working closely with the local authorities 
  • Please continue to conserve water where possible 

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

2 July 2018

Irish Water Planning for a Resilient Water Supply for the Eastern & Midlands Region

Midlands water supply at constant risk of restrictions, our plan will:

  • Provide a critical buffer capacity to withstand supply pressures
  • Provide for future planned development
  • Protect Ireland’s reputation for sustainable industry and tourism

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