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1 June 2020

Water Conservation Order ‘increasingly likely’ as demand for water soars and drought conditions prevail

Handwashing and hygiene remain critically important

  • Please choose handwashing over power washing
  • Domestic water usage increased by an average of 20%
  • Increase in commercial demand as businesses reopen

31 May 2020

People of Knockanarrigan and surrounding areas urged to conserve water as demand continues to increase

Decreasing reservoir levels are giving major cause for concern

  • Please conserve in every way possible
  • Please report any leaks on the public water network
  • Households using an additional 24l of water per person per day

22 May 2020

Irish Water launches advice for businesses re-opening premises

Launch of new section to help ensure internal water and wastewater systems are made safe

  • Tips to bring systems and devices back into use
  • Issued listed relating to un-used water in buildings
  • Working to maintain a safe & reliable public water supply

12 May 2020

Public urged to choose handwashing over powerwashing as domestic water usage increases by an average of 20%

Households are using an additional 24 litres of water per person per day

  • Important to follow HSE guidance on hand-washing
  • Appealing to prioritise handwashing over powerwashing
  • View our video for tips on how to conserve

15 April 2020

Works underway to restore water supply following a burst water main at Hollywood Crossroads

Repair works underway with Wicklow County Council

  • Burst watermain at Hollywood Crossroads, just off the N81
  • Donard, Hollywood, Crehelp, Lemonstown, Blackmoor affected
  • Repairs are expected to be completed by 9pm.

8 April 2020

Pesticide exceedances/detections continue across the country this year

Farmers and other users reminded 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

7 April 2020

Essential repairs impacting customers in Dunbar, Wicklow Town and Woodlands, Arklow

Possible disruption to customers supply today, Tuesday 7 April until the early afternoon

  • Customers may experience low pressure and outages
  • May take 2-3 hours for normal water supply to return
  • Important to follow HSE guidance on handwashing

6 April 2020

Works to repair a burst watermain impacting parts of Greystones and Delgany

Possible disruption to water supply while the repair work is taking place

  • Repair is expected to be completed by 1pm
  • May take 2-3 hours for normal water supply to return
  • Important to follow the HSE guidance on hand-washing

31 March 2020

Irish Water defers the introduction of new business charges to support businesses during the Covid 19 emergency

New framework was due to come into effect on 1 May 2020

  • Situation is to be reviewed in the coming months
  • We will keep businesses and their representative groups up to date
  • We will continue to work with businesses who have been impacted

16 March 2020

Irish Water Statement On COVID-19 Response

Crisis Management Team has been meeting over the past few weeks to prepare for issues arising from the COVID-19 outbreak

  • Aiming to ensure the safety and well-being of staff
  • Securing the consistent quality and supply of drinking water
  • Maintaining wastewater services on the public network

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