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18 April 2019

Improving water supply in the Rosscarbery area

Replacing 400 metres of problematic water mains in the Froe area

  • Works get underway on April 23
  • Old pipes replaced with modern plastic pipes
  • Part of national Leakage Reduction Programme

18 April 2019

Pesticide exceedances on the rise in some counties

Farmers and other users urged 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

16 April 2019

Water supply being restored in Rathpeacon/Whites Cross area of Cork

Burst water main has been repaired

  • Supply returning in Rathpeacon & Whites Cross
  • Crews were working since Monday morning
  • Full supply may take some time to return

16 April 2019

Restoring water supply in Rathpeacon/Whites Cross, Cork following pipe burst

Working to restore water supply following a burst pipe

  • 100 properties water supply interrupted
  • Expected to be completed later this evening
  • Temporary water station in place

12 April 2019

Sod is turned to mark start of upgrade to Skibbereen Regional Water Supply Scheme

Minister of State Jim Daly was present at the event 

  • Marks the start of the project
  • Area is currently supplied by five treatment plants
  • Two plants to be retained and upgraded

11 April 2019

Works to improve water supply and reduce leakage in Bantry progressing well

Replacing 395 metres of problematic water mains 

  • Works nearing completion on Main Street
  • Leakage Reduction Programme to continue in area
  • Possible short-term water shut offs

1 April 2019

Irish Water moves closer to eliminating raw sewage in Cork Lower Harbour with the Cobh to Monkstown Estuary Crossing contract award

Ending the discharge of raw sewage into Cork Lower Harbour

  • Contract awarded for Cobh to Monkstown Estuary
  • 20,000 homes and businesses to be connected to new scheme
  • Contract will take approximately 1 year to complete

22 March 2019

Schools around Ireland celebrate World Water Day at An Taisce Green-Schools and Irish Water 'Walk for Water' event

UN World Water Day takes place on 22 March each year

  • Over 200 primary school students participated
  • Students walked 6km carrying 6 litres of water
  • Highlighting importance of conserving water

12 March 2019

Improving the security of supply for Maulyregan in Co. Cork

Replacing 1.6 kilometres of ageing water mains

  • Works expected to be completed within nine weeks
  • Works include new water service connections
  • Part of our Leakage Reduction Programme

8 March 2019

Female engineers in Irish Water want to inspire girls and young women to choose a career in engineering this International Women’s Day

Highlighting the varied and exciting nature of a career in engineering

  • Irish Water committed to gender equality
  • 50% of our Senior Management Team is female
  • Info on all our events during Engineers Week 2019

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