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23 December 2019

Do Not Consume water restriction in Bailieborough and surrounding areas lifted with immediate effect

Do Not Consume drinking water restriction in place on the Bailieborough Regional Water Supply lifted with immediate effect.

  • The water is now safe to drink
  • Scheme includes Mullagh, Virginia and Killinkere
  • Issue due to elevated levels of manganese in supply

20 December 2019

Boil Water Notice lifted for all customers on the Whitegate Regional Water Supply with immediate effect

Water being supplied to the area is safe to drink

  • Detailed examination of each stage of the treatment process
  • Improved monitoring and controls
  • We are continuing to carry out improvement works at the plant

20 December 2019

Full capacity restored at Bennettsbridge Water Supply Scheme

No further restrictions will be put in place

  • Notice issued following deterioration of raw water quality
  • Crews worked throughout the day to restore production
  • Call 1850 278278 if experiencing issues

20 December 2019

Progress on work to end raw sewage discharge in Ballyvaughan

Project in Ballyvaughan to involve building of a new wastewater treatment plant

  • Project will serve a population equivalent of 1,050 people
  • Plant will protect evironment and improve water quality
  • All aspects have been sized to fit population growth

20 December 2019

Works to end discharge of raw sewage in Castletownbere

Works to end unacceptable practice of discharging raw sewage into Bantry Bay

  • Plans to build new wastewater treatment plant
  • Scheme to benefit environment and water quality
  • Project to include four pumping stations

19 December 2019

Glaslough residents and businesses set to enjoy more secure supply and better quality of water

Works in Glaslough to reduce leakage as part of our national Leakage Reduction Programme

  • Replacement of problematic water mains
  • Ensure a better quality of drinking water
  • Work areas limited to short sections to minimise impact

19 December 2019

Roundstone residents to benefit from new wastewater treatment plant

Plans progressing for new wastewater treatment plant in Roundstone

  • To end discharge of 645 wheelie bins of raw sewage
  • New plant to serve approx. 1,000 people
  • Part of our investment plan

17 December 2019

Boil Water Notice lifted for customers on the Castlepollard High Level Public Water Supply

BWN lifted for Castlepollard High Level Public Water Supply with immediate effect

  • Notice was put in place following mechanical issue
  • Disinfection process now operating normally
  • Priority is to safeguard water supply

17 December 2019

Crews working to repair a burst watermain in Athlone

Works on watermain that carries water from Athlone water treatment plant to Annagh Reservoir

  • Repair estimated to be completed in early afternoon
  • May take a couple of hours for normal supply to resume
  • Traffic management will be in place for duration of works

16 December 2019

Public urged not to let their festive cooking become a pain in the drain this Christmas

Survey reveals that 58% of the public pour fats, oils and greases down the kitchen sink

  • Almost 8,000 reported sewer blockages cleared this year
  • Survey revealed sink often treated as a bin
  • Play your part by thinking before pouring this Christmas

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