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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

12 November 2018

New €15.3 million investment in sludge treatment process at Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant

New sludge treatment process at Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant (WTP), which  people across  has been completed.

  • Supplies drinking water to over 1 million people
  • Treatment capacity of up to 318,000 cubic metres of water per day
  • Completes the expansion of Ireland's largest water treatment plant

8 November 2018

Irish school children saved 389 million litres of water last year as part of the Green-Schools water theme sponsored by Irish Water

Sponsoring An Taisce's Green-Schools water theme for sixth year running

  • Supporting water conservation and efficiency 
  • Over 2,300 schools awarded water flag
  • Student Ambassador Programme

23 October 2018

Impact of investment in wastewater treatment being felt in communities across the country

Investment in wastewater treatment in communities across the country

  • Wastewater treatment plants upgraded or built in 55 locations
  • EPA’s Urban Wastewater Treatment Report highlights progress 
  • No untreated wastewater discharge by 2021

18 October 2018

Irish Water and Clean Coasts launch Think Before You Flush campaign following an estimated 4,600 sewer blockages this year

Sewer blockages are caused by inappropriate items being flushed down toilets

  • Investing in our wastewater network
  • Remember to only flush the 3 Ps
  • The Think Before You Flush Communities

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

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