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EPA Drinking Water Report highlights continuing high quality of public water supply

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognised the continuing high quality of the public water supply in its annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2019.

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4 December 2019

Over 3000 people in Creeslough Co Donegal now have safe drinking water

Good news following removal of Creeslough water supply from Remedial Action List

  • Creeslough Water Supply given thumbs up by EPA
  • Donegal schemes on RAL down from 11 to 4 since 2015
  • Works continuing on remaining water supplies

3 December 2019

The Story of Water, a new documentary exploring the development and current state of Ireland’s public water network

The Story of Water, Sunday 8 December at 7pm on Virgin Media Two

  • Understand the role that water plays in your daily life
  • Learn more about your water and where it comes from
  • Hear individual personal stories from all over Ireland

3 December 2019

Water main improvement works in areas of Swords, Co. Dublin may cause disruptions to supply

Part of national Leakage Reduction Programme

  • Works to take place Wednesday 4 December 9am-7pm
  • Part of construction of over 3 km of new water main
  • Supply may take 2-3 hours to return network refills

2 December 2019

193 people in Kerry now have safe drinking water

Removal of Castlecove water supply from Remedial Action List

  • 193 people now have safe drinking water
  • Works contiuning on 4 other Kerry water supplis
  • RAL schemes in Kerry down from 41 - 4 since 2015

2 December 2019

Over 4,600 people in Bennettsbridge area now have safe drinking water

Removal of Bennettsbridge water supply from Remedial Action List

  • 4,600 people with safe drinking water
  • Previously insufficient protection against cryptosporidium
  • Upgrades now provide an advanced treatment process


29 November 2019

Do Not Consume notice lifted for Belvelly and Ticknock area with immediate effect

Lifting follows the completion of works to decommission the old cast iron pipes

  • New water supply pipes provided for the area
  • Supply no longer supplied from Tibbotstown
  • Supply now part of Glashaboy Water Supply Scheme

29 November 2019

Works begin for new wastewater treatment plants in Coachford, Innishannon, Dripsey and Ballyvourney/Ballymakeera

Project to deliver new wastewater treatment plants in four areas of Cork

  • Improve water quality
  • Infrastrucuture sized for population growth
  • Information evening Monday 9 December

29 November 2019

Irish Water and Ibec launch campaign to support water conservation in the bio pharma sector for a sustainable future

Supporting businesses in safeguarding our precious water supply

  • Lower water consumption
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Protecting the environment


29 November 2019

Upgrade works ensure clean, safe and secure supply of water in County Mayo

National Disinfection Programme results in upgrades and standardisation of disinfection systems

  • Upgrades at 22 plants in Mayo
  • Water disinfected to remove bacteria
  • Upgrade works completed in over 211 sites nationwide

28 November 2019

Works to restore water supply in Ballycotton

Boil Water Notice remains in place on Whitegate Public Water Supply

  • Areas affected - Ballycotton, Maytown, Ballyandreen,
  • Ballydavid, Churchtown South
  • Temporary water station near bus stop in Ballycotton

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