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14 September 2018

Tony McLoughlin TD and Cathaoirleach O’Domhnaill cut the ribbon on the €25m wastewater investment project in Donegal

Four wastewater treatment plants opened in Donegal today

  • Bundoran, Killybegs, Glencolumbkille and Convoy
  • Project will improve water quality in four locations
  • Works will stop the discharge of untreated sewage

7 September 2018

Plan to develop wastewater infrastructure in Moville which will protect health and improve environmental conditions

Design work has begun on providing wastewater infrastructure for the town

  • New plant will stop discharge of untreated wastewater
  • Development will help clean Lough Foyle and Bredagh River
  • Bredagh River currently ranked as ‘Seriously Polluted’

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

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 announced for investment in wastewater infrastructure in the towns of Rathmullan, Milford and Ramelton

Project will safeguard the environment and protect public health

  • Ensure adequate treatment of wastewater
  • Planning application will be submitted in 2019
  • Project will take approximately 3-4 years 

28 August 2018

Public information evening about Burtonport Sewerage Scheme on Monday 10 September

Project will end the discharge of untreated wastewater into Rutland Sound

  • Improved water quality for all
  • Cleaner water will enhance amenity value
  • Project will facilitate future growth

22 August 2018

Plans for investment in wastewater infrastructure in Rathmullan, Milford and Ramelton

The investment will help to safeguard the environment and protect public health

  • End the discharge of untreated wastewater
  • Planning undertaken between 2018 and 2019
  • Planning application will be submitted in 2019

17 August 2018

€12 million to be invested in the replacement and rehabilitation of old water mains in Donegal

40km of ageing water mains across 13 priority sections to be replaced

  • Works commencing September 2018
  • Removal of 116 backyard services
  • Residents and businesses will be notified

16 August 2018

Works commence on the third phase of a €5.6 million investment in the Letterkenny Sewerage Scheme

Project will help enable long term social and economic development

  • Increased capacity of wastewater collection network 
  • Project will reduce the incidences of sewer flooding
  • Improved water quality of the River Swilly 

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

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