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#Water

# water - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Irish Water investigating reports that drinking water in parts of Dublin has a strange taste or smell

Irish Water has insisted that the water is safe to drink, but is investigating reports.

# water - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Irish Water to lift hosepipe ban at 5pm this evening following recent heavy rainfall

The ban was expected to remain in place until 21 July.

# water - Friday 3 July, 2020

Irish Water reviewing hosepipe ban after recent heavy rainfall

The ban was due to remain in place until 21 July.

# water - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Poll: Have you reduced the amount of water you use on a daily basis? Hosepipe Ban This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you reduced the amount of water you use on a daily basis?

A hosepipe ban is in place for the coming weeks.

# water - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? The list has been announced

Donegal had the most Blue Flags this year.

# water - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Poll: Have you curbed your water use after the hosepipe ban warnings? Irish Water This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you curbed your water use after the hosepipe ban warnings?

Irish Water has been urging people to conserve water.

# water - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

People told to not leave tap running or flush wipes down the toilet amid Covid-19 crisis

Irish Water has also advised businesses to make sure there is “no unnecessary use of water” .

# water - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Bacteria and turbidity: Young Scientists develop solution to monitoring private wells

Currently, the EPA recommends that wells are tested once a year, but there is no legal requirement to do so.

# water - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Irish Water appeals for people in Dublin area to conserve water over Christmas as demand peaks

Demand for water in greater Dublin is 10 million litres a day higher than last year, Irish Water said.

# water - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Boil water notice in place for 9,500 people in Cork

The notice is in place for the area supplied by the Whitegate Public Water Supply.

# water - Monday 18 November, 2019

Roads affected by burst water main in Cork city will be closed for 'at least' one or two days

The water main burst earlier today in the northside of the city.

# 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.

# water - Friday 8 November, 2019

Irish Water boss says he can't rule out further repeats of large-scale boil water notices

A boil water notice is currently in place in for areas of Dublin, Meath and Kildare.

# water - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Boil water notice to remain in place for a number of days in parts of Dublin, Kildare and Meath

The areas impacted are the same as those impacted by a widespread notice a fortnight ago.

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.

# water - Friday 25 October, 2019

Dublin area boil water notice remains in place but Irish Water hopes for 'some positive news'

The EPA, the HSE and Fingal County Council are to meet today as 600,000 people remain affected.

# water - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Boil water notice: Series of events at Leixlip plant in March led to 'significant risk to safety of supply'

The audit found Irish Water failed to take samples of treated water during the critical period following the incident.

# water - Monday 21 October, 2019

Own-brand bottled water recalled in several supermarkets over presence of bacteria

The recall notice said E.coli was an indicator that water is contaminated with faecal material.

# water - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Ireland is losing 43% of its drinking water in leaks - and has just gotten the data to start fixing the problem

One of the biggest problems with leaks is where to find them – a trained ear to hear a leak is still a commonly used method.

# water - Monday 23 September, 2019

High Court confirms appointment of examiner to water firm Celtic Pure

The company was at the centre of recent product recalls.

# water - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Dublin people are being asked to test water quality across the city using free kits

Free testing kits will be sent to people who want to check the quality as part of a European-wide survey.

# water - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Explainer: Should people be worried about arsenic in bottled water?

Several batches of own-brand supermarket water were recalled in recent weeks due to arsenic levels.

# water - Friday 2 August, 2019

More types of bottled water have been recalled over arsenic levels

Own-brand water from Dunnes, Lidl, Londis, Mace and Spar has been recalled.

Questions over this weekend's Liffey Swim after water samples found to be "exceptionally poor"

Dublin City Council says that the results “significantly exceed the maximum permitted levels for designated bathing waters”.

# water - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Irish teenager wins global science award for removing microplastics from water

Fionn Ferreira from Cork received a €45,000 bursary.

# water - Monday 22 July, 2019

Irish Water restores supply in north Dublin after 'major burst' left households with low pressure

The burst happened on a 600mm diameter water main on the Drumcondra Road at about 7.30am yesterday.

# water - Sunday 21 July, 2019

'Major burst' leaves people without water in north Dublin

Irish Water and Dublin City Council are working to restore full water pressure in the affected areas.

# water - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Poll: How would you vote in a referendum on water ownership? Ireland's Water This post contains a poll

Poll: How would you vote in a referendum on water ownership?

Minister Eoghan Murphy has said a referendum on the topic could be held as early as next year.

# water - Monday 20 May, 2019

Here's the map of Irish Blue Flag beaches for 2019

A total of 88 swimming spots received the accolade this year.

# 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.

# 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.

# water - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Recall of SuperValu and Centra bottled water due to 'off odour and taste'

All batches of the five litre bottles of Still Irish Water are affected.

# water - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Once-in-a-century floods turn streets to rivers in northeastern Australia

Australia’s tropical north typically experiences heavy rains during the monsoon season at this time of the year.

# 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.

# 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.

# 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.

# water - Saturday 26 January, 2019

From The Daily Edge 5 ways to know you're dehydrated and why it even matters Health

# 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.

# water - Monday 21 January, 2019

Poll: Should households which use water excessively be fined? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should households which use water excessively be fined?

The Cabinet is expected to approve the plan tomorrow.

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