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9 October 2020

Water remains safe to drink as levels of MIB, identified as cause of smell and taste in drinking water in parts of Kildare and Dublin, have dropped significantly

MIB is not harmful to human health and has no public health significance

  • Specialist testing indicated low levels of MIB
  • MIB is a naturally occurring substance
  • Water is safe to drink

5 October 2020

Minister Darragh O’Brien visits the Blanchardstown Regional Drainage Scheme

Project is being delivered with Fingal County Council

  • Storm water management facility & pumping station in Waterville park
  • 3km of new wastewater pipeline constructed using innocative tunnelling
  • Works scheduled to be completed by 2023

18 September 2020

Barrow Extension project progressing to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Kildare and wider GDA

Project will help build resilience in the network

  • Strategic link between Srowland and Ballymore Eustace water treatment plants
  • An additional 18 million litres of drinking water per day
  • Works due to start mid-September

31 August 2020

Works to improve and safeguard supply in Maynooth have been successfully completed

Works to improve supply part of our Leakage Reduction Programme

  • Construction of 1km of new water mains
  • Works were required to address capacity issues
  • Improve operational performance

20 August 2020

Pesticide exceedances continue to be detected in drinking supplies around Ireland

Detection of pesticides may be as a result of specific spraying activities

  • MCPA is a main pesticide being detected
  • Users reminded to use best practice when spraying
  • Basic steps for reducing pesticide risks

19 August 2020

Customers in Leixlip asked to conserve water as repairs are carried out on a burst water main

Crews onsite working to repair burst water main

  • Customers in Leixlip asked to conserve
  • Reminder to follow HSE COVID-19 advice
  • 24/7 customer care helpline - 1850 278 278

14 August 2020

Drinking Water from Vartry and Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plants

Public health queries not related to water supply

  • Plant is compliant with drinking water regulations
  • It is tested daily in conjunction with extensive monitoring
  • Contact centre open 24/7 for queries or concerns

12 August 2020

Works are progressing for the next phase of the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme

Works involve construction of new wastewater network

  • Works will be completed in phases
  • Traffic management will be in place
  • Works to begin on 17 August 2020

31 July 2020

Boil Water Notice lifted for customers on the Rathangan Public Water Supply with immediate effect

Boil Water Notice lifted for customers with immediate effect

  • Notice was in place as a precautionary measure
  • BWN now lifted for 6,500 people
  • Notice was put in place due to inadequate chlorination

17 July 2020

Lighting systems redesigned and retrofitted at a number of large treatment plants

Updates took place to Leixlip, Ballymore Eustace, Swords, Malahide and Navan plants 

  • Carbon emissions saving of 240 tonnes every year
  • 1,400 energy efficient light fittings have been installed 
  • LED fittings have a lifetime of 100,000 operating hours

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