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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

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

20 July 2018

Continued urge for homes and businesses to conserve water despite change in weather

Water supplies under pressure due to drought conditions

  • It will take sustained rainfall to replenish raw water levels
  • Please continue to conserve water where possible
  • Report any leaks you see on the public network 

13 July 2018

Restrictions for parts of Dublin and Wicklow as Irish Water works to protect future supply

Over 25 schemes across the country already on restrictions

  • Areas around major hospitals have been protected
  • Schemes have been categorised on a 0 to 5 rating 
  • Level 2 Restrictions will begin on Monday night

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