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#Water Supply

# water-supply - Saturday 8 August, 2020

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.

# water-supply - 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.

# water-supply - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

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.

# water-supply - 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

# water-supply - 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.

# water-supply - 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.

# water-supply - 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.

# water-supply - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

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.

# water-supply - 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-supply - Monday 5 March, 2018

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-supply - 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-supply - 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-supply - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

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.

# water-supply - 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.

# water-supply - Thursday 9 March, 2017

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.

# water-supply - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

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.

# water-supply - Thursday 3 March, 2016

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?

# water-supply - Thursday 14 January, 2016

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.

# water-supply - Friday 13 November, 2015

Town in Meath sees water supply interrupted for more than 24 hours

The stoppages have officially been in place in Trim since yesterday morning.

# water-supply - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Another review has found fluoride in drinking water is not harmful

The review adds to two previous international studies.

# water-supply - 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.

# water-supply - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

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.

# water-supply - 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.

# water-supply - Saturday 28 June, 2014

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.

# water-supply - 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.

# water-supply - Friday 28 February, 2014

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.

# water-supply - Saturday 2 November, 2013

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-supply - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

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.

# water-supply - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Nightly water restrictions to be enforced across Dublin from tomorrow

The restrictions, which will be in place across all Dublin areas, are due to a “serious production problem” at the Ballymore Eustace plant.

# water-supply - Monday 26 August, 2013

Water supplies restored after large main burst in Limerick

The city council said there was some flooding in the area but no property was affected.

# water-supply - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Hosepipe ban put in place in South Tipperary

The ban will be in place until 13 August.

# water-supply - Friday 26 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added how Indiana Jones should have ended

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…

# water-supply - Saturday 30 March, 2013

Dublin city water supply disruption to continue over weekend

Despite restrictions to water supplying already being imposed in recent days, Dublin City Council say storage levels are still too low.

# water-supply - Friday 29 March, 2013

Dublin homes without water due to 'third party damage'

The city council said a water tanker is in place at Donnycarney church.

# water-supply - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Dublin city to be hit by nightly water restrictions this weekend

Restrictions will be in place from 10pm to 7am or 9am every night from tonight until next Tuesday and will mean water pressure will be reduced at these times.

# water-supply - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Tankers in place as Dublin water disruption continues

Homes and businesses in a north Dublin area have been advised not to drink their water pending further tests.

# water-supply - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Enda Kenny: We can't guarantee water will not be cut off

Taoiseach says that Government can’t send a message to people that they need not pay water charges. However, decision not yet made on how to tackle amount of water “lost” between production and tap – and who will pay for it.

# water-supply - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Water restrictions eased for Limerick households

Testing is still being carried out on the water which was contaminated with oil last week.

# water-supply - Friday 20 January, 2012

Council hopes to restore water supply after shut off in Limerick

Some 1,500 households in Askeaton, Foynes, Shanagolden, Creeves and surrounding areas have had their water supply shut off overnight.

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