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Dublin: 6 °C Sunday 23 September, 2018

#Water

# water - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Doomed water charges policy had 'treacherous basis'

A report on the issue will be launched today at a conference called How (Not) To Do Public Policy.

# water - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Irish Water extends hosepipe ban for 16 counties until the end of September

The Greater Dublin area could face “historic low levels” of water going into winter, the company warned.

# water - Saturday 18 August, 2018

During the drought, some areas were losing half of their water supply because of leaks

While the country faced water restrictions, 50% of water was leaking in some Irish Water schemes.

# water - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Dublin water supply could run out in 70 days

The Poulaphuca Reservoir previously had enough water for 150 days.

# water - Monday 6 August, 2018

European Commission opens case against Ireland over levels of drinking water contamination

Earlier this year Irish Water was fined for delays in carrying out work at six water treatment plans in Donegal to reduce levels.

# water - Friday 27 July, 2018

Hosepipe ban extended until end of August due to 'critical' situation

The most severe conditions continue to be in the east and south of the country.

# water - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Lake of water discovered beneath the surface of Mars

The discovery has led to the eternal question to be asked once more – could there be life on Mars?

# water - Sunday 22 July, 2018

'Nonsensical': Restaurants are fighting an EU bid to mandate free tap water for all

Trade groups believe a European proposal will unfairly burden businesses.

# water - Saturday 21 July, 2018

'It can end in tragedy' - Public warned about jumping into unguarded waters

A group of young people were spotted jumping from a bridge in Dublin’s docklands into the Royal Canal.

# water - Sunday 15 July, 2018

It's raining all over the country - so take extra care if you're driving

Surfaces tend to be greasy and slippery after long dry spells – so let’s be careful out there.

# water - Friday 13 July, 2018

Nationwide Status Yellow drought warning extended into next week

Met Éireann has said there will be small amounts of rainfall at times over the coming days.

# water - Friday 6 July, 2018

Irish Water has received 40 reports of people disobeying the hosepipe ban

Some 81 water schemes are at risk of drought and water restrictions are in place in a further 27 locations.

Poll: Are you making an effort to conserve water? Conservation This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you making an effort to conserve water?

The national hosepipe ban has started.

# water - Thursday 5 July, 2018

# water - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Nationwide hosepipe ban to kick in from Friday

There has been little or no rain over the last 30 days.

'We're always on rations here': Areas of Cork village left with little or no water during two-week heatwave

“It was the same problem last year – one morning you’d have water, the next day you wouldn’t.”

Streets washed with canal water, buses washed every third night - how services deal with water restrictions

Irish Water is appealing to the public to conserve water where possible.

# water - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Hosepipe ban: There has been fewer than 10 reports of water misuse

Those found in breach of the hosepipe ban could face a fine of €125.

# water - Monday 2 July, 2018

Ten thousand people left without water after main burst in Kerry

The burst main is part of the water supply scheme from Killarney to Tralee.

Poll: Would you report your neighbour for breaking the hosepipe ban? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you report your neighbour for breaking the hosepipe ban?

A hosepipe ban is now in operation in the Greater Dublin Area.

Dublin hosepipe ban in operation and bans in other areas to be announced

Anyone found in breach of the ban could potentially face a fine of €125.

# water - Friday 29 June, 2018

Irish Water set to announce specific bans on water use

In a statement, the company said the announcements would be made “shortly”.

# water - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Water levels to be dropped in Dublin as temperatures soar

Irish Water has asked the public to conserve water where possible during the hot weather.

# water - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

'The situation is critical': Water restrictions being rolled out as temperatures hit 30 degrees

Overnight restrictions have been put in place in some areas of Longford.

# water - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Poll: Have you had a swim in Irish waters this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you had a swim in Irish waters this year?

Have you braved your local swimming spot yet?

# water - Monday 25 June, 2018

Concerned charity takes to the streets to provide water to homeless people as temperatures increase

This week homeless charity ICHH are supplying water and sunscreen to homeless people in need in Dublin

# water - Saturday 23 June, 2018

'Stay safe, make smart decisions': Here's how to look after yourself during the warm weather

Met Éireann has said that this weekend will see temperatures hit as high as 25 degrees.

# water - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Ireland's drinking water due to comply with EU standards by 2020, 16 years after deadline

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annual report for last year found that in general quality of the public drinking supply remained high.

# water - Monday 11 June, 2018

Irish Water lifts water restrictions in Skerries - but only temporarily

By Friday there was only enough spare capacity in Dublin “to fill the bottom half of Liberty Hall”.

Poll: Do you conserve water more during warm weather? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you conserve water more during warm weather?

In general, long spells of dry and warm weather can affect water supply in many areas.

# water - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'There are fights and even injuries': Indian water crisis causes daily desperation

There are tense scenes on a daily basis as temperatures soar and India experiences water shortages.

# water - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Burst pipeline in Drogheda and Meath repaired but water shortages continue

Households in affected areas have been asked to conserve water.

# water - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Swimming stopped at Clare beach due to high levels of E coli in the water

The high levels are linked to runoffs from recent rainfall.

# water - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Here are the best and worst beaches in Ireland to go swimming

Seven coastal bathing waters have failed to meet the minimum standard.

# water - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Poll: Have you received your refund from Irish Water? Refund This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you received your refund from Irish Water?

Many customers might be left without a refund.

# water - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Planning to take a dip? Despite warm weather Irish waters cool enough to trigger cold water shock

Irish waters rarely exceed 15C according to the RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard.

# water - Friday 23 March, 2018

Being treated with chemical pipe cleaner had 'devastating' impact on children

Over 40 children attending a dental clinic in Clare were treated with water contaminated by pipe cleaner.

# water - Friday 9 March, 2018

Water restrictions scaled back but will be in place from 8pm to 6am over the weekend

Around 12,750 homes around the country remain without water supply in the aftermath of Storm Emma.

# water - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

23,000 homes and businesses still without water

Nighttime restrictions are expected to continue in some areas for days or weeks.

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