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#Drinking Water

# drinking-water - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

# drinking-water - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

# drinking-water - Friday 18 April, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your wet and windy Friday.

# drinking-water - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge Is this real? It couldn't be, right? Water Sports This post contains videos

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

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

# drinking-water - Thursday 3 January, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# drinking-water - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

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

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

And what are Total Coliforms anyway?

# drinking-water - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Dublin water disruption: Tests show 'improvement' in supply

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

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