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# drinking-water - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Quality of Irish drinking water remains extremely high but one million people 'vulnerable' to systems failures
# EPA Report
# EPA Report

Quality of Irish drinking water remains extremely high but one million people 'vulnerable' to systems failures

Jul 7th 2020, 6:05 AM 11,472 Views 50 Comments

The EPA found 99.9% of samples complied with bacterial parameter limits.

# drinking-water - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Boil water notice for 600,000 people in Dublin, Kildare and Meath lifted with immediate effect
# Drinking Water
# Drinking Water

Boil water notice for 600,000 people in Dublin, Kildare and Meath lifted with immediate effect

Nov 12th 2019, 5:08 PM 56,036 Views 64 Comments

Irish Water said an audit of the plant and satisfactory results of a number of water samples were factors in the decision.

# drinking-water - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Water treatment 'not sufficient' to manage Cryptosporidium risks at Leixlip plant, says EPA
# Drinking Water
# Drinking Water

Water treatment 'not sufficient' to manage Cryptosporidium risks at Leixlip plant, says EPA

Nov 5th 2019, 6:00 AM 16,138 Views 31 Comments

The EPA says the level of treatment at Leixlip is not sufficient to manage the risk posed by the River Liffey source water.

# drinking-water - Saturday 19 October, 2019

How much of Ireland's treated drinking water is lost in leaks? It's the week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

How much of Ireland's treated drinking water is lost in leaks? It's the week in numbers

Oct 19th 2019, 7:34 PM 10,182 Views 9 Comments

Plus: The number of people who have applied for audience tickets for the Late Late Toy Show.

# drinking-water - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Rise in presence of faecal parasite in Irish water supplies in 2018
# EPA
# EPA

Rise in presence of faecal parasite in Irish water supplies in 2018

Sep 10th 2019, 6:15 AM 15,984 Views 30 Comments

The EPA has seen detections of Cryptosporidium in 25 public water supplies in 2018, up from 17 in 2017

# drinking-water - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Public told not to consume water in parts of Co Carlow
# Borris Public Water Supply
# Borris Public Water Supply

Public told not to consume water in parts of Co Carlow

Oct 16th 2018, 2:15 PM 9,990 Views 13 Comments

The notice affects over 600 people.

# drinking-water - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 13th 2018, 7:32 AM 14,277 Views 43 Comments

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

# drinking-water - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Irish Water fined €6,000 for delaying works needed to reduce cancer-linked pollution levels
# Treatment Plants
# Treatment Plants

Irish Water fined €6,000 for delaying works needed to reduce cancer-linked pollution levels

Apr 4th 2018, 6:11 PM 14,068 Views 38 Comments

A court heard drinking water from treatment plants had excessive levels of THMs.

# drinking-water - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Poll: Do you drink water straight from the tap?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you drink water straight from the tap?

Sep 12th 2017, 9:08 AM 56,619 Views 126 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 12th 2017, 6:05 AM 15,609 Views 24 Comments

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

# drinking-water - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Ireland could be in trouble if it doesn't take action on contaminated drinking water
# Water Supply
# Water Supply

Ireland could be in trouble if it doesn't take action on contaminated drinking water

May 3rd 2017, 3:32 PM 7,513 Views 29 Comments

Trihalomethane contamination in the Irish water supply could land the government in trouble with the EU.

# drinking-water - Thursday 27 October, 2016

86,000 people have had to boil their water to make it safe this year
# Drinking Water
# Drinking Water

86,000 people have had to boil their water to make it safe this year

Oct 27th 2016, 6:15 AM 5,117 Views 20 Comments

The EPA published its drinking water report for 2015 today.

# drinking-water - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Here's how to check if you're one of the 380,000 people with contaminated water
# Drinking Water
# Drinking Water

Here's how to check if you're one of the 380,000 people with contaminated water

Feb 17th 2016, 3:51 PM 46,708 Views 43 Comments

A lobby group is calling on Irish Water to directly notify customers their water is contaminated with a cancer-linked toxin.

# drinking-water - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Irish Water wants to pump River Shannon water to Dublin and Midland homes
# Drinking Water
# Drinking Water

Irish Water wants to pump River Shannon water to Dublin and Midland homes

Nov 26th 2015, 8:17 AM 13,977 Views 117 Comments

The company said taking water from the Parteen Basin and pumping it through a pipeline is the best option to deal with the growing population.

# drinking-water - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Bill Gates is helping to turn poo into drinking water - and even drank some himself
# Waste Not Want Not
# Waste Not Want Not

Bill Gates is helping to turn poo into drinking water - and even drank some himself

Aug 13th 2015, 8:48 PM 11,781 Views 41 Comments

Like a science-pioneering, life-saving magician.

# drinking-water - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Thousands of people are FINALLY able to drink their tap water again
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Thousands of people are FINALLY able to drink their tap water again

Jun 30th 2015, 2:18 PM 11,532 Views 77 Comments

Alan Kelly says it’s thanks to Irish Water.

# drinking-water - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Another review has found fluoride in drinking water is not harmful
# Drink Up
# Drink Up

Another review has found fluoride in drinking water is not harmful

Jun 2nd 2015, 2:10 PM 10,021 Views 163 Comments

The review adds to two previous international studies.

# drinking-water - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Galway the latest council to call for fluoride ban - despite what the science says
# Drinking Water
# Drinking Water

Galway the latest council to call for fluoride ban - despite what the science says

Jan 27th 2015, 3:45 PM 12,817 Views 162 Comments

Dentists don’t agree with a ban, neither do public health boards.

# drinking-water - Friday 21 November, 2014

Is the water you're paying for good enough to drink? This water quality test can tell you...
# Water Supply
# Water Supply

Is the water you're paying for good enough to drink? This water quality test can tell you...

Nov 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 12,985 Views 58 Comments

The two Cork-based scientific organisations said there is a clear demand to ensure our water supply is safe.

# drinking-water - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Anti-water charge protesters say 'don't register' - Irish Water says it'll cost you
# Return To Sender
# Return To Sender

Anti-water charge protesters say 'don't register' - Irish Water says it'll cost you

Oct 1st 2014, 10:30 PM 43,537 Views 307 Comments

Irish Water said those who do not register will face a default tariff of €424 a year.

# drinking-water - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Limerick residents facing 18 months without drinking water in their taps
# Water
# Water

Limerick residents facing 18 months without drinking water in their taps

Aug 20th 2014, 4:03 PM 13,115 Views 42 Comments

Remedial works on lead piping connections are expected to take about 12 months – but are not due to start until January 2015.

# drinking-water - Friday 8 August, 2014

Ferry water deliveries continue to Aran Island as drinking water shortage rolls on
# Water
# Water

Ferry water deliveries continue to Aran Island as drinking water shortage rolls on

Aug 8th 2014, 4:31 PM 6,378 Views 11 Comments

Irish Water and Galway County Council are monitoring the situation “on a daily basis”.

# drinking-water - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Ferry water delivery planned as Aran Islands suffer drinking water shortage
# Water
# Water

Ferry water delivery planned as Aran Islands suffer drinking water shortage

Aug 6th 2014, 1:45 PM 7,725 Views 15 Comments

Some 120,000 litres are being transported to Inis Meáin today to replenish fallen reserves.

# drinking-water - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Drinking water alert issued in Clare by HSE, county council
# Water Alert
# Water Alert

Drinking water alert issued in Clare by HSE, county council

Jul 29th 2014, 10:55 PM 11,294 Views 45 Comments

Notice has been issued for customers of the Kildysart and Coolmeen public water supplies.

# drinking-water - Monday 14 July, 2014

Dublin City Council to debate motion on ending public water fluoridation
# Drinking Water
# Drinking Water

Dublin City Council to debate motion on ending public water fluoridation

Jul 14th 2014, 4:54 PM 10,517 Views 199 Comments

Cork County Council has already passed a motion calling on the Government to legislate for change.

# drinking-water - Monday 23 June, 2014

Excessive lead levels in drinking water a 'danger for young children'
# Drinking Water
# Drinking Water

Excessive lead levels in drinking water a 'danger for young children'

Jun 23rd 2014, 8:56 PM 15,596 Views 125 Comments

It was revealed yesterday that 41 schools, businesses and homes across the country have been found to have excessive levels of lead in the supply because of old pipes.

# drinking-water - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Scientists have figured out how to turn cow poo into drinking water
# No S**t
From The Daily Edge
# No S**t

Scientists have figured out how to turn cow poo into drinking water

Jun 5th 2014, 6:00 PM 11,664 Views 34 Comments

Delicious.

Have a private well? A third are contaminated with E. coli from human waste
# Health Risk
# Health Risk

Have a private well? A third are contaminated with E. coli from human waste

Jun 5th 2014, 8:39 AM 8,612 Views 83 Comments

Ireland has the highest incidence of VTEC in Europe – a particularly nasty strain of E. coli.

# drinking-water - Friday 18 April, 2014

Teenage eejit pees in reservoir... so city flushes 38million gallons of water
# A Wee Problem
From The Daily Edge
# A Wee Problem

Teenage eejit pees in reservoir... so city flushes 38million gallons of water

Apr 18th 2014, 1:59 PM 5,613 Views 6 Comments

It wasn’t a good day for Portland, Oregon.

# drinking-water - Friday 21 March, 2014

Water meters installed in Castlerea despite four years of boil water notices
# Contamination
# Contamination

Water meters installed in Castlerea despite four years of boil water notices

Mar 21st 2014, 3:21 PM 12,548 Views 63 Comments

A local councillor said it was “unacceptable” that the issues with water contamination was not fixed before the meters were put in.

# drinking-water - Monday 10 March, 2014

Cork County Council calls for an immediate end to water fluoridation
# Unanimous Vote
# Unanimous Vote

Cork County Council calls for an immediate end to water fluoridation

Mar 10th 2014, 5:25 PM 20,548 Views 249 Comments

The largest county council in the country passed a motion calling on the Government to legislate for change.

# drinking-water - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Boil water notice issued in Cork, but lifted in parts of Limerick
# Put The Kettle On
# Put The Kettle On

Boil water notice issued in Cork, but lifted in parts of Limerick

Feb 13th 2014, 9:04 PM 20,788 Views 24 Comments

The stormy weather over the last couple of days led to “extensive power outages” affecting water pumping stations and treatment plants, Limerick council said.

# drinking-water - Monday 12 August, 2013

Column: I believe water fluoridation is harmful to my health, why should I pay for it?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I believe water fluoridation is harmful to my health, why should I pay for it?

Aug 12th 2013, 7:30 PM 1,209 Views 362 Comments

With water charges due to be implemented, Aisling Fitzgibbon argues that if people are paying for water they should have more of a say about what’s in it.

# drinking-water - Thursday 11 July, 2013

The naked truth? Anti-fluoride protesters strip off to demand 'safe' water
# Naked Protest
# Naked Protest

The naked truth? Anti-fluoride protesters strip off to demand 'safe' water

Jul 11th 2013, 7:45 AM 16,964 Views 142 Comments

The naked demonstration will “symbolise how we in Ireland have been stripped of our rights to clean safe water”, according to organisers.

# drinking-water - Friday 22 March, 2013

# drinking-water - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Is this real? It couldn't be, right?
# Water Sports
From The Daily Edge
# Water Sports

Is this real? It couldn't be, right?

Jan 8th 2013, 9:59 PM 22,989 Views 20 Comments

It’s not possible to drink a bottle of water this fast, is it?

# drinking-water - Thursday 3 January, 2013

# drinking-water - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Dublin water restrictions still in place to 'protect public health'
# Dublin Water
# Dublin Water

Dublin water restrictions still in place to 'protect public health'

Aug 14th 2012, 9:31 AM 2,547 Views 8 Comments

And read why one local resident in the Clontarf area is hoping for a particularly speedy resolution…

# drinking-water - Monday 13 August, 2012

Dublin water: Boil notice stills stands as disruption enters its second week
# Drinking Water
# Drinking Water

Dublin water: Boil notice stills stands as disruption enters its second week

Aug 13th 2012, 9:48 AM 3,038 Views 6 Comments

And what are Total Coliforms anyway?

# drinking-water - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Dublin water disruption: Tests show 'improvement' in supply
# Water
# Water

Dublin water disruption: Tests show 'improvement' in supply

Aug 9th 2012, 8:10 AM 2,080 Views 4 Comments

Authorities have released further information on the contamination of water in Clontarf.

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