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3 December 2019

The Story of Water, a new documentary exploring the development and current state of Ireland’s public water network

The Story of Water, Sunday 8 December at 7pm on Virgin Media Two

  • Understand the role that water plays in your daily life
  • Learn more about your water and where it comes from
  • Hear individual personal stories from all over Ireland

2 December 2019

193 people in Kerry now have safe drinking water

Removal of Castlecove water supply from Remedial Action List

  • 193 people now have safe drinking water
  • Works contiuning on 4 other Kerry water supplis
  • RAL schemes in Kerry down from 41 - 4 since 2015

19 November 2019

Think Before You Flush on World Toilet Day

Irish Water, Clean Coasts and the NCAD unveil an installation of 4 toilets with a difference

  • Part of a 'Design for Debate' project
  • Installation of four toilets displayed in Heuston and Connolly stations
  • World Toilet Day is celebrated annually on 19 November

15 November 2019

The exciting world of science was celebrated this week with events in Kerry for Science Week

Highlighting the important role science plays in all our lives

  • Radio Kerry and Kerry County Council at Lough Guitane
  • Beach clean at Inch Strand
  • Supporting sustainabiity and Think Before You Flush

3 October 2019

New wastewater treatment plant and sewer network upgrade for Castlemaine

Upgrades will be done in partnership with Kerry County Council.

  • New plant will serve a population of 750 people
  • Project will protect the River Maine
  • Traffic manaegement will be in place locally

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

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

28 August 2019

National Pesticides and Drinking Water Action Group join forces with Farm TV to promote best practice when using pesticides

Targeted marketing campaign across 11 marts

  • MCPA, fluroxypyr and 2,4-D detected
  • Irish Water closely monitoring the situation
  • Regulations for pesticides are very stringent

15 August 2019

Working to restore water supply in North and Central Kerry following large pipe burst

Burst pipe in Farranfore is impacting on water supplies

  • Expected that supply should be restored this evening
  • Crews on the ground since this morning
  • Traffic management is in place in the area

24 July 2019

Bathing water notice at Waterville beach has been lifted

Notice lifted following water quality testing

  • Tests fully compliant with the required standards
  • Repair of the pump station successfully completed
  • Pump station continues to be monitored

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