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

The Story of Water is a new documentary exploring the development and current state of Ireland’s public water network and includes individual, personal stories from all over Ireland. The Story of Water airs Sunday 8 December at 7pm on Virgin Media Two.

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19 November 2019

Think Before You Flush on World Toilet Day

Irish Water, Clean Coasts and the NCAD unveil an installation of 4 toilets with a difference

  • Part of a 'Design for Debate' project
  • Installation of four toilets displayed in Heuston and Connolly stations
  • World Toilet Day is celebrated annually on 19 November

18 November 2019

We're working to restore water supply in Skerries following pipe burst

Areas affected include Thomastown, Barnageeragh Cove and surrounding areas

  • Repair crews are on the ground
  • Works to repair the pipe are continuing
  • Repair expected to be completed by 8pm

18 November 2019

Homes and businesses of north Wexford to receive a more secure and reliable water supply

Minister officially turns Sod on €17m Gorey Regional Water Supply Scheme

  • Provides new water treatment plant and reservoir at Ballyminaun Hill
  • Project will increase capacity to the area to facilitate growth and development
  • Works will take approximately 18 months

15 November 2019

The exciting world of science was celebrated this week with events in Kerry for Science Week

Highlighting the important role science plays in all our lives

  • Radio Kerry and Kerry County Council at Lough Guitane
  • Beach clean at Inch Strand
  • Supporting sustainabiity and Think Before You Flush

15 November 2019

All repairs to burst water main affecting north of Wexford Town completed and supply has returned

Outage affecting north of Wexford town has been fixed

  • Due to Airlocks, customers may experience pressure fluctuations
  • May take longer for water to be restored on higher ground
  • Customer care helpline 1850 278 278

14 November 2019

Green-Schools and Irish Water launch seventh year of partnership with over 100k students and teachers taking part

Green-Schools and Irish Water have teamed up to support schools working to gain a Green Flag under the water theme.

  • 97,000 students and 8,000 teachers taking part
  • Poster Competition and Ambassador programme for secondary school students
  • Workshops focusing on peer to peer learning

13 November 2019

New regional wastewater treatment facility in North Dublin gets go ahead

Planning permission granted for Irish Water’s Greater Dublin Drainage (GDD) Project in North Dublin

  • Dublin area to increase by over 50% in next 30 years
  • Project includes development of necessary facilities for effective running of new plant
  • Project to provide wastewater treatment for 500,000 in the area

13 November 2019

Investment in wastewater set to match investment in drinking water for the first time in 2020

Wastewater infrastructure investment to increase to almost €400 million in 2020

  • €230 million invested in wastewater infrastructure since 2018
  • Investment plan for 2020 prioritises public health and safety
  • Locations with no treatment or low compliance to be targeted

12 November 2019

Boil Water Notice lifted for customers supplied by Leixlip Water Treatment Plant with immediate effect

EPA’s audit of the old Leixlip Plant and the satisfactory results of a number of water samples were factors in the decision to lift the Notice

  • Water is now safe to drink
  • Old plant at Leixlip remains vulnerable 
  • Plant will be monitored closley

12 November 2019

Sod-turning for next phase of major sewerage scheme to support future population and economic growth in Kildare

Beginning of works on the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme Contract 2B marked at sod-turning event in Naas

  • Project to support Sallins, Clane, Prosperous, Naas, Kill, Johnstown and surrounding areas
  • 18km of new sewers to reinforce and improve the wastewater network
  • Project will safeguard the wastewater system

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