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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: -2°C

# Water Supply

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Water delivery service workers to strike across the country this week
Unite the union is calling for a date to be set for a referendum on enshrining public ownership of Ireland’s water system in the constitution.
Uisce Éireann launches public consultation on development plan for the south east
Uisce Éireann will be accepting submissions from today, with the consultation period ending on 3 October 2023.
Water to be disrupted for 350,000 in north Dublin on Sunday as new pipeline is hooked up
A new pipeline is being connected to work alongside a crucial existing pipe that dates back to the 1960s.
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Water outages in north Dublin expected to continue until this evening
Irish Water and Fingal County Council are working to repair a burst water mains.
15 areas already hit by water shortages amid urges to conserve
Night-time restrictions have been introduced in some areas to ensure water supplies keep flowing.
Major supply issues causing water outages across Wicklow
Irish Water said homes and businesses may have been impacted following an interruption at Vartry Water Treatment Plant.
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3,000 remain without power in wake of Storm Barra
The ESB said it’s mainly customers in parts of Kerry, Sligo and Leitrim who are still dealing with faults.
Water supply to return as Irish Water repairs burst watermain affecting south Dublin
Works are underway at a watermain in Stillorgan, which services several parts of the city.
Local politicians say they warned council and Irish Water of illness in Gorey in late August
At least 52 people fell ill after untreated water passed through the system.
'It’s very, very difficult': Locals frustrated as village left with no water during heatwave
Supply was further impacted due to a burst water main in Drogheda on Monday.
Hacker tries to poison the water supply in a Florida city
Authorities in Oldsmar quickly realised what was happening and thwarted the attempt.
Debunked: No, you cannot catch Legionnaires' disease or pleurisy from wearing a face covering
There have been fewer cases of legionella infection in Ireland this year compared to last year.
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.
E coli found in 51 private water supplies that serve schools, hotels and pubs
Almost 20% of Ireland’s population is supplied by private water supplies, including household wells.
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
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 says weekend rain will not end drought conditions
The utility suggested that it could extend a national hosepipe ban into August.
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.
Irish Water wants to pump water from Shannon to Dublin for first major upgrade in 60 years
The utility is asking for planning permission for a pipeline to connect Shannon water to many parts of Leinster.
23,000 homes and businesses still without water
Nighttime restrictions are expected to continue in some areas for days or weeks.
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.
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 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 services return to Cork city after burst pipe cuts off supply
Homes, businesses and hospitals were left without water on one of the hottest days of the year.
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.
60 schools, hotels and pubs which use private water supplies contaminated in 2015
The figures are carried in a special report focusing on the quality of Private Water Supplies in Ireland.
All elective procedures postponed as difficulties with water quality at University Hospital Waterford continue
The issue has been caused by a lightning strike at a reservoir.
Explainer: What the hell's going on with Irish Water?
It’s the issue of the day once again – but in the wake of the election result, what happens now?
US town hit by water crisis after supply switched to save money
Local officials first declared a public health emergency in October in response to tests that showed children with elevated levels of lead.
Town in Meath sees water supply interrupted for more than 24 hours
The stoppages have officially been in place in Trim since yesterday morning.
Another review has found fluoride in drinking water is not harmful
The review adds to two previous international studies.
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.
Co Clare water restrictions continue after algal bloom discovery
Affected residents told not to drink the water or use it for personal hygiene until warning notice has been lifted.
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.
Expansion of Leixlip Water Treatment Plant means more water for Dublin
The reservoir supplies water for over 130,000 customers in the Greater Dublin area.
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.
Thousands of homes across Dublin could be without water this weekend
Repairs being carried out on a burst main at James Street could affect supply across the city this weekend.
New restrictions prompt calls for water project in Laois to be fast-tracked
The Garryhinch Water Project has been long mooted as an alternative and sustainable water supply for the Greater Dublin area.
Water restrictions 'may endanger public safety' at busy time for fire brigade
The fire brigade has two large water tankers that will be available if there is a shortage but this may not be sufficient in the case of a large fire.
'Ireland is like a third world country when it comes to water supply'
The Irish Restaurant Association said businesses will be seriously affected by water restrictions saying they are paying the highest water rates in Europe and the water service should reflect that.