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EPA recognises Irish Water’s progress on priority issues at a national level in annual report

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognised Irish Water’s continuing improvements to water supplies and its progress on priority issues, such as disinfection and pesticide exceedances, at a national level in its annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2018.

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3 September 2019

New water services vehicles to ensure continued delivery of first class water services for Tipperary customers

Delivery of new work vans to Tipperary County Council

  • New vehicles will be operated by Tipperary County Council on behalf of Irish Water
  • Vehicles will be used for the maintenance and upkeep of the water networks
  • National approach to delivery of services

2 September 2019

Surveys carried out of the sewer network in Dundalk and Blackrock as part of Irish Water’s commitment to safeguard Ireland’s waterways

First time surveys of this scale have been carried out in these locations

  • New drainage area plan for the North-East
  • Protecting Ireland’s waterways and coastal areas
  • Think Before You Flush and Think Before You Pour

2 September 2019

Works to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses to take place in Rathdowney, Co. Laois

Part of national Leakage Reduction Programme 

  • Possible disruptions on Tuesday 3 Sep from 1pm-5pm
  • Supply may take 2-3 hours to return as network refills
  • Customer helpline 1850 278 278

1 September 2019

Burst water main in Rathdrum as community urged to conserve water

Customers urged to conserve water

  • Burst location has been identified
  • Crews are being mobilised to carry out a repair as soon as possible
  • Call 1850 278 278 for more

31 August 2019

Update 10am, 01 September: Kilkerrin Moylough Water Treatment Plant returns to production

Raw water quality at the spring source has improved sufficiently

  • It will take 10-12 hours for all areas of the network to refill
  • Customers advised to continue to conserve water where possible
  • Temporary water stations to be maintained in Kilkerrin

30 August 2019

Works get underway on Wandesford Street, Cork City, to improve water supply

Works will take place between 7am on Monday, 2nd September and 4pm on Friday 06th September.

  • Road excavations will be required
  • Diversion signage will be in place during the course of the works
  • Works part of the national Leakage Reduction Programme

30 August 2019

Lee Road Water Treatment Plant in Cork to be upgraded

Lee Road plant supplies water to 70% of the population of Cork City

  • Plant originally built in 1879
  • No major upgrades since the 1950's
  • New modern treatment facilities to be constructed

28 August 2019

Repair completed on burst water main supplying Ratoath

Water supply is returning to normal for impacted customers

  • May take time for supply to return as network refills 
  • You may have an airlock in your internal pipework
  • Customer care helpline 1850 278 278

28 August 2019

National Pesticides and Drinking Water Action Group join forces with Farm TV to promote best practice when using pesticides

Targeted marketing campaign across 11 marts

  • MCPA, fluroxypyr and 2,4-D detected
  • Irish Water closely monitoring the situation
  • Regulations for pesticides are very stringent

28 August 2019

Sponsoring the Sustainability category in the 2019 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards

Partnering with Engineers Ireland to find Ireland’s most sustainable engineering project

  • First year of this category and our partnership
  • Open to all projects within the disciplines of engineering
  • Deadline for submissions is 18 September

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