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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: -2°C

# Water Treatment

Last year
# Water Advisory Board
Concerns raised about length of boil water notices and customer complaints at Irish Water
The Water Advisory Board said that 20 out of the 21 boil water notices in place at the end of March were long-term.
All time
# Irish Water
All water treatment plants to be audited after at least 52 people fall ill
Minister Darragh O’Brien said he is “pretty angry” at the failures at the plants serving people in Dublin and Wexford.
# Critical
'We're over 36 hours without water' - Irish Water slammed locally for response to supply crisis in north-east
The water crisis, which began on Friday afternoon, is now unlikely to be solved before Monday evening at the earliest.
# building and property
Two state-backed bodies are doing battle over long-awaited sewerage plans for Kerry
The dispute hinges on the future of Lough Leane, a popular tourist and fishing spot.
Opinion: Yes, we should pay water charges – but we should also get an improved service
Water doesn’t fall from the clouds and into our taps. It takes a vast infrastructural network to provide us with safe drinking water.
# Water Supply
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.
# put the kettle on
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.
# Water Restrictions
Water restrictions to remain as reservoirs remain "at an unsustainably low level"
Dublin City Council say production has improved but restrictions will remain in place until at least Thursday.
# Water
€400,000 in funding approved to tackle infectious organism in Roscommon water
A temporary water treatment plant will now be built to address the problem until four regional supply schemes are put in place.