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12 November 2018

New €15.3 million investment in sludge treatment process at Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant

New sludge treatment process at Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant (WTP), which  people across  has been completed.

  • Supplies drinking water to over 1 million people
  • Treatment capacity of up to 318,000 cubic metres of water per day
  • Completes the expansion of Ireland's largest water treatment plant

8 November 2018

Irish school children saved 389 million litres of water last year as part of the Green-Schools water theme sponsored by Irish Water

Sponsoring An Taisce's Green-Schools water theme for sixth year running

  • Supporting water conservation and efficiency 
  • Over 2,300 schools awarded water flag
  • Student Ambassador Programme

23 October 2018

Impact of investment in wastewater treatment being felt in communities across the country

Investment in wastewater treatment in communities across the country

  • Wastewater treatment plants upgraded or built in 55 locations
  • EPA’s Urban Wastewater Treatment Report highlights progress 
  • No untreated wastewater discharge by 2021

18 October 2018

Irish Water and Clean Coasts launch Think Before You Flush campaign following an estimated 4,600 sewer blockages this year

Sewer blockages are caused by inappropriate items being flushed down toilets

  • Investing in our wastewater network
  • Remember to only flush the 3 Ps
  • The Think Before You Flush Communities

14 September 2018

Major project is underway to secure drinking water supply for Dublin with the Leixlip to Saggart Water Main Project

Ensure a more secure and resilient water supply for customers

  • €35 million investment in Lexlip to Saggart Water Main Project
  • Project will construct an interconnecting pipeline and pumping station
  • Short term impacts while construction is underway

7 September 2018

Additional Consultation for Greater Dublin Drainage project

Project will protect public health, safeguard the environment and facilitate growth

  • Public display from Thursday 13 September
  • CPO Submissions or observations by Thursday 18 October
  • Ensure wastewater treated safely in compliance with the EU

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 sample results confirm Naas Public Water Supply is safe to drink and not the source of recent illness

Naas drinking water meets all regulations and is safe to drink

  • Regular routine water sampling carried out
  • Campylobacter not caused by water supply
  • HSE satisfied that supply is safe to drink

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

23 August 2018

Faster and more frequent meter readings Business customers in Dublin City, Laois and Kildare

New water meters provide more accurate data for leak identification and billing

  • Regional Meter Replacement Programme launched 2017
  • Programme currently ongoing in several counties
  • No charge to customers for installation of meters

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