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Water Conservation Orders lifted as rainfall increases

The remaining Water Conservation Orders affecting Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Cork, Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny, Carlow, Laois, Offaly, Wicklow, Meath, Westmeath, Louth and Dublin have now been lifted.

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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

6 September 2018

National Leakage Reduction Programme will improve water supply in Bagenalstown

Kilcarrig Street, Pairc Muire, Station House Road, Hurley’s Lane and Kilree Street  

  • 2.5 km of old mains to be replaced 
  • Works involve decommissioning old back yard mains
  • Improve water quality and reduce high levels of leakage

5 September 2018

Planning application notice published to progress Arklow Wastewater Treatment Plant project

Project will benefit the people of Arklow, the tourism industry and the environment

  • The proposed site is at the Old Wallboard Factory
  • Public consultation from 20 Sept to 9 Nov 2018
  • Project will protect health and the the environment

3 September 2018

Water sample results confirm Naas Public Water Supply is safe to drink and not the source of recent illness

Naas drinking water meets all regulations and is safe to drink

  • Regular routine water sampling carried out
  • Campylobacter not caused by water supply
  • HSE satisfied that supply is safe to drink

3 September 2018

National Leakage Reduction Programme providing a more reliable and secure water supply in Killaloe and Bridgetown

Project will reduce bursts on the network

  • 1.7km of old mains to be replaced 
  • Traffic management will be in place 
  • Safer drinking water supply

3 September 2018

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

Water Conservation Order remains in place in the following counties:

  • Dublin, Louth, Meath, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois
  • Offaly, Westmeath, Carlow, Wicklow, Wexford
  • Waterford, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary

31 August 2018

Plans announced for investment in wastewater infrastructure in the towns of Rathmullan, Milford and Ramelton

Project will safeguard the environment and protect public health

  • Ensure adequate treatment of wastewater
  • Planning application will be submitted in 2019
  • Project will take approximately 3-4 years 

31 August 2018

Halfway to a sewage-free harbour and a cleaner future for the communities of Cork Lower Harbour

We’re halfway to a sewage-free harbour by 2021

  • Passage West and Monkstown remains open for business
  • Project will enhance the harbour’s amenity value
  • Will ensure environmental regulation

31 August 2018

Cleaning of water supply network in Clogh-Castlecomer area to address long-standing issues with discolouration

Cleaning of water supply network in Clogh-Castlecomer area 

  • Long-standing issues with discolouration due to manganese
  • Manganese is a naturally occurring mineral 
  • Work will begin on Tuesday the 4 September

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