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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

3 September 2018

National Leakage Reduction Programme providing a more reliable and secure water supply in Killaloe and Bridgetown

Project will reduce bursts on the network

  • 1.7km of old mains to be replaced 
  • Traffic management will be in place 
  • Safer drinking water supply

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

31 August 2018

Plans for new wastewater treatment scheme in Ballyvaughan unveiled

Plan to develop a new wastewater treatment scheme in Ballyvaughan 

  • Project will end the discharge of untreated sewage
  • Information evening on 6 Sept in Ballyvaughan Community Hall
  • Members of the public are welcome to come along

28 August 2018

National Leakage Reduction Programme benefits homes and businesses in Clare

 Improved supply, reduced leakage and better water quality for customers 

  • Replacement of 900 metres aging water mains
  • Works ongoing to find and fix leaks
  • Customers can contact 1850 278 278 for queries.

10 August 2018

Divers deployed in conjunction with Clare Council as conservation efforts continue

Divers gathered information at a number of locations across the county

  • Leak investigation undertaken
  • Divers measured the volume of water available for production
  • Appropriate positioning of pipes was examined

3 August 2018

Customers in Clare asked to continue to conserve water

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 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

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 

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