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Dublin: 6 °C Saturday 23 March, 2019

#Irish Water

# irish-water - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Works underway to repair significant burst on water main in Dundalk

The burst happened on a combined storm and sewage main on Quay Street.

# irish-water - Saturday 16 March, 2019

8ft fatberg made of wet wipes and nappies removed from sewer in Wicklow

People have been urged to be more mindful of flushing inappropriate things down the toilet.

# irish-water - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Dublin water supply may be disrupted over weekend as repairs to be carried out

Works will be carried out on the trunk water main on the Stillorgan Road, Donnybrook today and tomorrow.

# irish-water - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

A faulty sewage tank caused effluent to pour into Dublin Bay over the weekend Poolbeg This post contains videos

A faulty sewage tank caused effluent to pour into Dublin Bay over the weekend

The fault occured at the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant.

# irish-water - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Water supply in parts of Dublin disrupted following burst water main

The burst water main is located on Anglesea Road.

# irish-water - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Irish Water investigating reports of discoloured tap water in areas of north Dublin

Irish Water said that it had received reports of water supply issues in areas of Dublin central, Glasnevin and Finglas.

People in Mullingar asked to conserve water to reduce risk of summer outages

Lough Owel, which supplies water to 50,000 homes and businesses, has now reached critically low levels.

# irish-water - Sunday 27 January, 2019

If you're using 'too much' water, you'll be getting a letter in the door in June

This week, the Cabinet approved the introduction of excessive charges for households.

# irish-water - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Repairs to Dublin water mains may cause supply disruption this weekend

Homes and businesses may be impacted by reduced pressure and water outages.

# irish-water - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

'Monster' 64m fatberg discovered blocking sewer in UK

The mass, which is made up of oil, fat and wet wipes, is the largest-ever fatberg to have been discovered in Devon.

# irish-water - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Avoiding fatbergs: Why pouring turkey oils and greases down the sink is a terrible idea

Irish Water and Clean Coasts are urging people not to pour the oil from their Christmas turkey down the sink.

# irish-water - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

How we could be on course for a referendum on water supply

The aim would be to retain public ownership of any company charged with responsibility for the supply of water services

# irish-water - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Wet wipes and sanitary products cause over 500 sewage blockages every month Plastic Problem This post contains videos

Wet wipes and sanitary products cause over 500 sewage blockages every month

The problem costs €7 million per year to address.

# irish-water - Friday 5 October, 2018

Around 2,500 affected after Irish Water issues 'do not drink' notice in Limerick

Tests show high levels of turbidity, or cloudiness, in the water in the area.

# irish-water - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Irish Water to write to 140,000 homes and businesses with 'at risk' supplies

Approximately 366,000 people are affected.

# irish-water - Friday 28 September, 2018

Irish Water staff made house calls to those reported over hosepipe ban

The utility warned that fines may still be issued over the flouting of the restrictions.

# irish-water - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Irish Water lifts hosepipe ban in 16 counties as increased rainfall eases shortage fears

The company had warned last month that water levels could be at “historic low levels going into the winter”.

# irish-water - Friday 21 September, 2018

Blocked sewer suspected to have caused 'major' fish kill along 5km stretch of river in north Dublin

A local councillor has called on Irish Water to explain how it will protect the river.

# irish-water - Saturday 15 September, 2018

North Dublin locals protest over Irish Water's plans for wastewater treatment plant

Irish Water has sought to press ahead with a new wastewater treatment facility in Clonshaugh.

# irish-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.

# irish-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.

# irish-water - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Irish Water asked for schools to reduce or turn off their water supplies during the drought

Documents show that Irish Water made the request for when schools broke for the summer holidays.

# irish-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.

# irish-water - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'We need substantial winter rains': Hosepipe ban to remain until October in some areas

This warning comes after it emerged yesterday that the water supply in Dublin could fail after 70 days.

# irish-water - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Dublin water supply could run out in 70 days

The Poulaphuca Reservoir previously had enough water for 150 days.

# irish-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.

From The Daily Edge Beauty Q: How long do you take in the shower? Beauty Q This post contains a poll

Beauty Q: How long do you take in the shower?

We need to know.

# irish-water - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Poll: Would you report someone for breaking the hosepipe ban? Irish Water This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you report someone for breaking the hosepipe ban?

Over 300 reports have been made.

# irish-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.

# irish-water - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Will Irish Water extend the hosepipe ban? With more dry weather forecast, we won't know until next week

The ban was originally expected to last until 31 July.

# irish-water - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Irish Water says weekend rain will not end drought conditions

The utility suggested that it could extend a national hosepipe ban into August.

# irish-water - Monday 16 July, 2018

Irish Water to split from Ervia within five years

The water body is to become a standalone utility by the year 2023.

# irish-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.

# irish-water - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Night time water restrictions in Greater Dublin Area 'likely to begin early next week'

Initial restriction could be midnight to 5am but that is still to be confirmed.

# irish-water - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Water pressure may be reduced next week as risk of shortage extends into September

Minister Eoghan Murphy said the current level of rain “is nowhere near what we need”.

# irish-water - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

It's still going to be hot this week ... but cloudy skies and scattered showers are on their way

Meanwhile, Irish Water has warned that water supplies may be at risk of significant restrictions or outages until the end of the year.

# irish-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.

Another hot weekend in store as nationwide hosepipe ban kicks in

Irish Water has urged people to help conserve water over the next month.

# irish-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.”

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