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10 October 2018

Committed to identifying long term solutions to summer water shortages on the Aran Islands

Low levels of raw water on the Aran Islands remains a priority

  • Ensuring a safe supply of drinking water for the island
  • Engaging with local communities on the islands
  • Investigating alternative solutions to the reservoirs

2 October 2018

Planning application granted for Spiddal Wastewater Treatment Plant

Project will end the discharge of untreated wastewater to Galway Bay

  • Increase in the local population in the area
  • Facilitate future growth in Spiddal
  • Project to be completed by 2021

26 September 2018

Irish Water and Galway Aquarium staff join Clean Coasts Big Beach Clean for a third year

Event is part of the world’s largest beach clean and marine litter survey

  • Big Beach Clean at Grattan Beach Galway last week
  • Millions of tonnes of marine litter enter our seas and oceans
  • Think Before You Flush campaign tackles sewage-related litter

19 September 2018

Galway Lord Mayor joins water leak detection crew in aftermath of drought

Challenges faced by water services staff during summer 2018

  • Water Conservation Order (Hosepipe Ban) was introduced
  • Night time water restrictions were imposed
  • Public awareness campaign was launched

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

29 August 2018

Boil water notice issued on the Kilconnell Public Water Supply and Ballyboggan Group Water Scheme in Co Galway remains in place

Notice due to elevated levels of turbidity in the raw water

  • Vulnerable customers will receive bottled water
  • Once boiled the water is safe to consume
  • A map of the scheme is available

2 August 2018

Williamstown water supply removed from the RAL (Remedial Action List)

Williamstown scheme was on the RAL because it was at risk for THM formulation

  • The old Williamstown water plant has been decommissioned
  • Extension of the Lough Mask water supply to Williamstown and Ballinlough
  • Only remaining Galway scheme on the RAL is the Ballinasloe

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

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