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Need for Water Conservation Order to be reviewed following heavy rainfall

Following recent heavy rainfall and improving river and ground water conditions Irish Water is reviewing the need for the Water Conservation Order, more commonly known as the hosepipe ban.

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2 July 2020

Essential upgrade works to safeguard the wastewater network in Newbridge

Works in Newbridge part of Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme

  • Works to support current and future development
  • Works will be completed in phases with traffic management
  • Temporary road closure on the Athgarvan Road, Kilbelin

2 July 2020

Help Keep Our Beaches Clean…Please Think Before You Flush

Impact of what we flush down the toilet now evident along our beaches

  • Only flush the 3 P's
  • People encouraged to bring home their litter
  • Get involved in the 2 minute beach clean up

1 July 2020

Inis Mór and Inis Meain night time water restrictions lifted

Night time restrictions lifted following recent, heavy rainfall

  • Reserves are slowly rising on Inis Meain
  • Inis Oirr restrictions remain from 9pm-9am
  • Conserve water where possible

1 July 2020

Glyphosate detected in drinking supplies in Leitrim, users urged to be responsible when spraying pesticides

Exceedances recorded in Balinaglearagh, Dromahair, Ballinamore and Mong

  • Exceedances of pesticide glyphosate detected in supplies
  • Users reminded to use best practice when spraying
  • Basic steps for reducing pesticide risks

1 July 2020

Progress with watermain improvement works to safeguard the water supply in Ashbourne

Works may cause disruptions in Ashbourne on:

  • Monday 6 July until 7am Tuesday 7 July
  • 10pm Wednesday 8 July until 7am Thursday 9 July
  • Following works it may take 2-3 hours for supply to return

1 July 2020

Improved drinking water supply for Letterkenny and surrounding areas

New water treatment plant benefiting over 25,000 customers

  • Construction of a new water treatment plant
  • Replacement of approx. 4.5 kilometres of water main
  • Upgrade of pumping stations

25 June 2020

Delight as Donegal countywide Watermain Rehabilitation Project is nearing completion

Replacement and rehabilitation of approx. 67 kilometres of old watermains

  • Works to reduce burst instances
  • Reduce amount of clean drinking water lost through leaks
  • Installation of new watermains across the county

25 June 2020

Almost 1.9 million litres of water is saved every day by replacing old watermains and fixing leaks in Wicklow

Watermain replacements and leak fixes part of our Leakage Reduction Programme

  • Replacement of almost 20km of ageing watermains
  • 250 leak repairs through the First Fix Free scheme
  • New watermains installed in seven Wicklow areas

23 June 2020

Essential works at Barnageeragh Wastewater Treatment Plant may cause potential odours

Works involve the installation of equipment to minimise the risk of odours in the longer term

  • Tanks on site are being drained and cleaned
  • New equipment is being installed
  • Significant investment will be carried out on a phased basis

23 June 2020

Works to address supply issues in Miltown Malbay area caused by age and poor condition of the pipes

Works to restore water more quickly when bursts occur

  • Works include clearing airlocks
  • Plans to replace section of old watermain
  • Replacement works expected be begin in Q1 2021

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