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14 October 2019

Boil Water Notice lifted for Kilconnell Public Water Supply

Mains have been flushed and water is safe to drink

  • Notice affected approx 246 people
  • Notice was in place since 18 June 2018
  • Safeguarding the water supply for the future

14 October 2019

Pesticides detected in drinking water supplies across Ireland

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

11 October 2019

Staff and students carry out beach clean at the Claddagh in Galway

Beach clean as way to prevent the thousands of sanitary good being flushed daily

  • Beach in Claddagh cleaned
  • Threat to wildlife
  • 'Think Before You Flush'

30 September 2019

Reducing carbon emissions in Luimnagh WTP by 84 tonnes per year, equivalent of taking 44 cars off our roads

Luimnagh Treatment Plant to significanlty reduce carbon emissions

  • €61,000 investment to save €20,000 per year
  • Upgraded heating systems to improve functionality
  • Plant supplies over 40,000 people with water


23 September 2019

Drilling for new borehole may lead to water supply disruptions for customers in Kilkerrin and Moylough

Providing a secure and safe drinking water supply for Kilkerrin and Moylough areas

  • Drilling of a new borehole will commence on Tuesday
  • Water restrictions in place from Tuesday
  • Water supply may be restricted in certain areas

17 September 2019

Public input sought on site selection for Regional Sludge Hub Centres

Consultation opens on 24 September and closes on 22 October 2019

  • Inviting feedback from public and interested stakeholders
  • 3 regional sludge hub centres
  • Based on environmental, planning, economic & technical factors

17 September 2019

Investment in Lough Mask lighting to reduce carbon emissions by 71 tonnes per year

High efficiency technology will save energy and reduce carbon emissions

  • Equivalent of taking 37 cars off our roads 
  • 71 tonne reduction in carbon emissions
  • Water Plant supplies 45,000 with water 

17 September 2019

Upgrade works ensure clean, safe and secure of water for homes and businesses around Ireland

National Disinfection Programme

  • Over €65 million being invested as part of programme
  • Minimising the risk of Boil Water Notices
  • Upgrades to over 190 sites nationwide to date

4 September 2019

Works continue to restore water supply in parts of Galway City following a pipe burst

Burst water main occurred on Rahoon Road

  • Localised outages as the repairs are ongoing
  • Repair expected to be complete by 10pm
  • May take a number of hours for the water supply to return in full

31 August 2019

Update 10am, 01 September: Kilkerrin Moylough Water Treatment Plant returns to production

Raw water quality at the spring source has improved sufficiently

  • It will take 10-12 hours for all areas of the network to refill
  • Customers advised to continue to conserve water where possible
  • Temporary water stations to be maintained in Kilkerrin

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