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Dublin: 23 °C Monday 25 June, 2018


# 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.

# water - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Water pressure to be reduced in greater Dublin area again tonight from 8pm until 6am

This follows on from overnight restrictions for customers yesterday from 7pm last night and 7am this morning.

'Snow tourists' hampering clean-up operation

Farmers and the army are among those helping clear snow around the country.

# water - Monday 5 March, 2018

Water supply to be restricted across greater Dublin area from 7pm tonight - 7am tomorrow

The water supply has come under great pressure in the aftermath of Storm Emma.

Storm aftermath: 10,500 customers without water, 121,000 with restricted supply

Water supply has been curtailed in some places due to increased demand – primarily from leaks in the system.

# water - Friday 2 March, 2018

Gardaí warn 'stay out of the water' after swimmer rescued in Sandycove

The woman got into difficulty in stormy waters.

# water - Sunday 11 February, 2018

This tiny Michigan town is in a giant water fight with Nestlé

Residents are complaining that Nestlé’s water extraction techniques are ruining the environment.

# water - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Boil water notice that affected 65,000 people lifted for several areas

Irish Water has apologised for the inconvenience caused.

# water - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Boil water notice remains in place for 65,000 people

Irish Water has apologised for the inconvenience.

# water - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Galway family left without regular water supply for more than five years

Irish Water said local sources in the south Connemara area are not capable of supplying the volumes of water required.

# water - Friday 12 January, 2018

Man (50s) dies after slipping and falling into the water at Dublin Port

The man had been attempting to access the pier from a boat at the port when he fell.

# water - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Meath pizzeria receives closure order after human excrement observed 'bubbling up through toilet bowl'

Seven businesses were served with closure orders by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in December.

# water - Friday 8 December, 2017

Group water schemes will have to pay for a licence under proposed new rules

The EU has commenced infringement proceedings against Ireland for its failure to introduce a licensing system.

# water - Friday 10 November, 2017

Irish Water proposes recycling waste water for drinking supply to prevent shortages

The proposal is included within the National Water Resources Plan.

# water - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Government plans to post out as many water refunds as it can by Christmas

The Water Services Bill is in its final stages in the Dáil.

# water - Friday 3 November, 2017

Getting a water charges refund? These charities want you to donate it to help tackle homelessness

Three of Ireland’s leading homelessness charities have called on the public to donate their refunds.

# water - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

20,000 homes are without water and another 360,000 could lose theirs because of Ophelia

The worst affected counties were Cork, Kerry, Wexford, Waterford, Galway, Leitrim and parts of Westmeath and Cavan.

# water - Monday 25 September, 2017

Want your Irish Water refund? You may have to update your details

It was confirmed earlier this month that the utility will refund the full amount of their water charges before the end of the year.

# water - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Climate change blamed for Portugal facing its worst drought in more than 20 years

The Pego do Altar reservoir is now almost empty of water.

Water plant behind summer crisis in north east to be upgraded for €24 million

200,000 people in the Meath and Louth areas were left without water as a result of a burst main near Drogheda in late July.

# water - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Poll: Do you drink water straight from the tap? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you drink water straight from the tap?

Do you boil your water before drinking it, or use a water filter jug?

There are 87 'at-risk' drinking water supplies in Ireland

58 have elevated levels of trihalomethanes and 25 lack adequate treatment to prevent cryptosporidium.

# water - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Poll: Do you think an 'excessive use' water charge is fair? Water Charges This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think an 'excessive use' water charge is fair?

The first charge will be levied in July 2019.

# water - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Confirmed: Irish Water to refund water charges to customers by Christmas

The refunds will be sent automatically – by cheque.

# water - Thursday 31 August, 2017

In the 1980s over 500 Irish river sites were of pristine quality, now there are just 21

A major study by the EPA has put the spotlight on Ireland’s water quality.

# water - Friday 18 August, 2017

Swimmers 'terrified' as jet skis speed around them in Dun Laoghaire

The Coast Guard said that it received a number of calls about the vehicles at Seapoint yesterday evening.

# water - Sunday 6 August, 2017

If you're near the water this weekend, here's what you need to remember

While temperatures out of the water can rise, the temperatures in the water rarely exceed 15C.

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