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8 July 2020

Water Conservation Order lifted following heavy rainfall and recovery of sources

Lifting of Water Conservation Order better known as the hosepipe ban

  • Lifted following heavy rainfall & recovery of resources
  • Continuing to monitor affected water sources
  • View our video for tips on how to conserve

7 July 2020

EPA Drinking Water Report highlights continuing high quality of public water supply

The EPA has recognised the continuing high quality of the public water supply

  • Over 99% of water samples were in compliance
  • 11 supplies removed from the Remedial Action List
  • 15,000 lead service connections replaced against target of 9,000

25 June 2020

Almost 1.9 million litres of water is saved every day by replacing old watermains and fixing leaks in Wicklow

Watermain replacements and leak fixes part of our Leakage Reduction Programme

  • Replacement of almost 20km of ageing watermains
  • 250 leak repairs through the First Fix Free scheme
  • New watermains installed in seven Wicklow areas

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

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