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21 June 2018

Farmers urged to use best practice when spraying pesticides following MCPA detections in drinking water across the country

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

20 June 2018

Planning application submitted for Greater Dublin Drainage project

Project will protect public health, safeguard the environment and facilitate growth

  • New regional wastewater treatment facility in Clonshaugh
  • Underground orbital sewer from Blanchardstown to Clonshaugh
  • New pumping station at Abbotsown

13 June 2018

EPA recognises Irish Water’s progress in delivering safe clean drinking water to communities across the country in annual Drinking Water Report

Irish Water supplies drinking water for over 80% of the population

  • Investment of €2 billion to improve drinking water quality
  • In 2017 public water supplies were 99% compliant
  • Much more remains to be done

1 June 2018

Boil Water Notices lifted on the Ballingate and Aughrim Annacurra Water Supply Schemes

Normal use of these water supplies can resume

  • Water within these supplies is fully compliant
  • HSE approved lifting of notices
  • Check the water quality in your area

30 May 2018

Business customers in Offaly, Longford and Wicklow to receive new water meters to provide more accurate billing for commercial water usage

New meters have in-built drive-by technology to allow for faster and more frequent meter readings

  • Regional Meter Replacement Programme launched 2017
  • Programme already ongoing in various counties
  • Means of detecting water leaks

25 May 2018

Ageing water mains to be replaced in the Dunbar Area in Wicklow to improve security of supply for community

Works form part of the national Leakage Reduction Programme and will include:

  • A more reliable water supply for all customers
  • Improved water pressure to homes and businesses
  • Reduced leakage on the network

17 May 2018

Boil Water Notice for Aughrim Annacurra Public Water Supply remains in place until further notice

Work continues with Wicklow County Council to resolve the issue.

  • Liaising with the Health Service Executive and the EPA
  • Notice issued following presence of Enterococci in the supply
  • Users of the supply recommended to continue to boil water before use

2 May 2018

Boil Water Notice Issued on the Aughrim Annacurra Water Supply Scheme

Recent testing indicates water quality issue

  • Boil Water Notice imposed with immediate effect for all 1,588 customers
  • Boil water by bringing to a vigorous, rolling boil and allow to cool
  • Domestic water filters will NOT render water safe to drink

2 May 2018

Do Not Consume Notice remains in place for all customers supplied by the Kiltegan Water Supply Scheme

Water Tanker and bottled water available outside Katie Lowes Pub in Kiltegan

  • Elevated levels of nitrate in the water supply
  • This water must not be given to bottle fed infants
  • This is NOT a Boil Water Notice and should NOT be consumed

1 May 2018

Do Not Consume Notice issued for all customers supplied by the Kiltegan Water Supply Scheme

Notice issued due to elevated levels of nitrate in the water supply

  • This water must not be given to bottle fed infants
  • This is NOT a Boil Water Notice and should NOT be consumed
  • Water tanker outside Katie Lowes Pub from 3pm

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