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23 November 2020

Irish Water progressing with works to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Kildare and the wider GDA

Works are taking place in partnership with Kildare County Council.

  • These works form part of the Barrow Extension project
  • Customers may experience disruptions on 25, 26 and 27 November
  • It may take 2-3 hours for supply to return once works finish

20 November 2020

Boil Water Notice remains in place for the Sow Regional Water Supply Scheme

Boil Water Notice put in place due to recent bad weather and deterioration of raw water quality remains in place.

  • BWN put in place to protect public health
  • Approximately 9,383 people impacted
  • Works and sampling continues in order to lift the Notice

20 November 2020

Boil Water Notice remains in place for the Kill/Ballylaneen Public Water Scheme

Boil Water Notice remains in place due to detection of Cryptosporidium.

  • BWN put in place to protect public health
  • Approximately 1,156 people impacted
  • Works and sampling continues in order to lift the Notice 

20 November 2020

Water mains improvement works scheduled for Saturday November 28 at TalbotsInch, Kilkenny City

There will be a temporary loss of water supply to homes and businesses for up to 22 hours on Saturday 28 November.

  • Disruptions may occur from midnight to 10pm  
  • Customers may experience reduced water pressure as supply returns
  • Water tankers will be available

20 November 2020

Irish Water to submit planning application for an upgraded sewerage scheme in Rosses Point

The proposed project will bring benefits to Rosses Point and surrounding areas.

  • Wastewater will be pumped to Sligo wastewater treatment plant
  • Rosses Point Village pumping station will be upgraded 
  • Water quality for swimmers, surfers and all water users will be improved

20 November 2020

1km of water mains successfully replaced in Ballindrait resulting in less leaks and improved water quality for customers

Works took place in partnership with Donegal County Council. 

  • Water mains replaced with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes
  • Works took place along local road L2444
  • Drinking water supply and quality will improve as a result

19 November 2020

Water mains flushing taking place to safeguard water supply in Dundalk until Friday, 27 November

Works are taking place in partnership with Louth County Council.

  • Works taking place from 9am to 6pm daily
  • Customers may experience disruptions to their supply
  • It may take 2-3 hours for supply to return once works finish

19 November 2020

Clean Coasts and Irish Water are asking you to Think Before You Flush on World Toilet Day

Clean Coasts, in partnership with Irish Water, are inviting the public to join the celebration of World Toilet Day on Thursday, 19 November.

  • Campaign highlights the problems caused by flushing items such as wipes and cotton buds down the toilet
  • Irish Water clears approx. 2,000 blockages from the wastewater network each month
  • Actions at home can help to tackle the global sanitation crisis 

18 November 2020

Irish Water and Cork City Council continue improvement works in St Patrick’s Hill

Works will benefit local businesses and the wider community in Cork City.

  • Night works to take place this weekend
  • Noise disturbance will be minimised
  • Traffic management measures will be in place

18 November 2020

Irish Water welcomes granting of foreshore licence to progress with the new wastewater treatment plant for homes and businesses in Arklow

New wastewater treatment plant will result in significant improvements to water quality in Arklow by ending the discharge of raw sewage directly into the Avoca River.

  • Plans are at an advanced stage 
  • Planning permissions, lands and licences have been secured
  • Works are expected to begin in the second half of 2021

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