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Water Conservation Order (Hosepipe Ban) extended in some areas until 30 September to safeguard water supplies

The Water Conservation Order (hosepipe ban) has been extended for Dublin, Louth, Meath, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Carlow, Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary until 30 September to safeguard water supplies in these areas. It has been lifted for the north west of the country due to increased rainfall and conservation measures over the past two months.

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14 September 2018

First Fix Free Scheme intensifies to help tackle domestic leakage in Westmeath

Water levels in Lough Owel continue to drop

  • Restrictions may be imposed in Mullingar
  • Free leak investigation for householders
  • Found and Fixed 208 leaks in Mullingar

14 September 2018

Customers in Cork urged to continue to conserve water as supplies remain under pressure

Water Conservation Order remains in place across Cork until September 30

  • Please continue to report all leaks on the public network
  • Night time restrictions are continuing in some areas
  • Every effort you make at home or at work will help

14 September 2018

Tony McLoughlin TD and Cathaoirleach O’Domhnaill cut the ribbon on the €25m wastewater investment project in Donegal

Four wastewater treatment plants opened in Donegal today

  • Bundoran, Killybegs, Glencolumbkille and Convoy
  • Project will improve water quality in four locations
  • Works will stop the discharge of untreated sewage

13 September 2018

National Leakage Reduction Programme will improve water quality and reduce high levels of leakage in Ballina

Project will replace 1.7km of old problematic water mains

  • Works will commence in mid-September
  • Works may involve short-term water shut offs
  • More consistent water supply for customers

11 September 2018

Work ongoing to repair a burst watermain in Navan

Work progressing to repair a burst watermain in Navan

  • Crews on site since this morning
  • Water tanks replenished in Our Lady’s Hospital
  • Completion time for repair expected to be 10pm 

10 September 2018

City Councillors briefed on the vital National Leakage Reduction Programme works taking place across Galway

€10 million investment in the rehabilitation of water mains across the city

  • Large scale rehabilitation of 19 kilometres of water mains
  • Replacing ageing water mains over the next four years
  • Improve water quality and reduce high levels of leakage

7 September 2018

Plan to develop wastewater infrastructure in Moville which will protect health and improve environmental conditions

Design work has begun on providing wastewater infrastructure for the town

  • New plant will stop discharge of untreated wastewater
  • Development will help clean Lough Foyle and Bredagh River
  • Bredagh River currently ranked as ‘Seriously Polluted’

7 September 2018

Specialised cleaning of water supply network in Clogh-Castlecomer reducing discolouration

Specialised cleaning of water supply network in Clogh-Castlecomer 

  • Work will address issues with manganese build-up in pipes
  • Process involves pumping ice solution into the pipeline
  • Clearer water supply for customers in the area

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

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