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Dublin: 4 °C Tuesday 20 March, 2018


# 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.

# water - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Water supply returning to thousands of homes after burst pipe in Meath repaired

Between 5,000 and 10,000 homes were without water in Navan town today.

# water - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Water returns to Louth and Meath after a 'complex' repair - Irish Water

The water being produced by the fixed main may be discoloured but is still drinkable.

Almost 1,300km of old water pipes will be replaced around Ireland in 5 years

It’s possible that the water crisis that’s left thousands in Meath and Louth without water could happen elsewhere.

# water - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

RNLI save eight people who got stuck on boat coming back from island daytrip

One person was taken to hospital.

Concerns North East water crisis could happen in other parts of the country

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said there are antiquated pipes that need to be fixed all over the country.

Supermarkets as far south as Dublin are being cleared out of water as shortage enters sixth day

Retailers are struggling to keep up with demand.

# water - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Saucepans, tankers, and cancelled holidays: How the Irish town with no water is pulling together

Thousands will be left without drinkable water for at least six days.

# water - Monday 24 July, 2017

Old pipes are making it more difficult to restore the water to Drogheda and east Meath

A normal supply is expected to be restored on Thursday.

Irish Water says Drogheda supply won't be restored until Thursday

The company said it must completely shut off water in order to ensure supply to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda is maintained.

# water - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Eight people found dead in tractor-trailer, nearly 30 injured, in Texas Walmart human trafficking tragedy SAN ANTONIO This post contains videos

Eight people found dead in tractor-trailer, nearly 30 injured, in Texas Walmart human trafficking tragedy

The tragedy was discovered after one of the people involved emerged from the truck and asked a passerby for some water.

# water - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Government yet to make final decision as to when water charges will be refunded

Officials are in negotiations with the EU for a special deal to pay around €160 million in water charge refunds.

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