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19 April 2018

Castlebar students learn about the ‘Story of water – from source to tap’ from Irish Water engineers and scientists

Event was part of Engineer’s Week 2018

  • Students engaged with Irish Water engineers and scientists
  • Event included Irish Water video outlining Story of Water
  • Demonstrations given on water conservation techniques

18 April 2018

140 year old water main replaced on Monkstown Road securing the water supply for community

Vital project helped secure water supply for community

  • Replacement of ancient water main prone to frequent bursts
  • Renewed supply pipes to houses
  • Upgraded old fire hydrants and sluice valves


18 April 2018

Students from Donabate Community School join Irish Water at Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant

Part of Engineers Ireland initiative

  • Enabling students to explore the world of engineering
  • Demonstrating how critical water is for human health
  • Ringsend WwTP services over 40% of national population

18 April 2018

Upgrade works commence on site at Grange, Strandhill, Tubbercurry and Ballinafad wastewater treatment plants

Benefits include environmental protection and improved water quality

  • Project will improve the water quality of nearby coastal areas
  • Increase the treatment capacity to meet current needs
  • Ensure compliance with Urban Waste Water Treatment Regulations

18 April 2018

Plans unveiled for new wastewater treatment plant in Spiddal which will end the discharge of untreated wastewater to Galway Bay

Project will enhance development potential of Spiddal including:

  • Improved bathing waters at Trá na mBan and Céibh na Spidéil
  • Providing future social and economic development
  • Ensuring environmental regulation

17 April 2018

Boil water notice issued on the Lough Talt public water supply remains in place

HSE advised that notice should be extended during high risk cryptosporidium period

  • Weekly sampling continuing until end of April
  • Customers reminded to continue to boil water before consumption
  • HSE advice for making up infant formula

13 April 2018

Farmers urged to use best practice when spraying pesticides following MCPA detections in drinking water in Longford

It is imperative that pesticide users are mindful of best practice when spraying lands

  • Drinking water supplies vulnerable to contamination
  • Detections of pesticides in drinking water found across the country
  • The pesticide MCPA is the main offender

12 April 2018

Irish Water signs contract to deliver safer, more secure water supply for Thurles

Improved water supply for the town and surrounding areas

  • Replacment of 10 vulnerable water treatment plants
  • New water treatment plant at Killenyearda
  • New pumping station at Rathkeenan

9 April 2018

Millstreet Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

The existing plant is currently operating over its design capacity

  • New plant will treat the equivalent of over 2,500 wheelie bins of sewage.
  • Improve water quality in the Tanyard Stream and River Finnow
  • CPO application submitted

5 April 2018

Ageing water mains to be replaced in Bagenalstown to improve water quality and supply for community

Works form part of national Leakage Reduction Programme

  • Replacing water mains on Royal Oak Rd, Stationhouse Rd & Kilree St
  • Works due to commence 16 April
  • Improved supply for residents and businesses

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