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At least 52 people fell ill after contaminated water entered the public drinking supply
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At least 52 people fell ill after contaminated water entered the public drinking supply

Updated Fri 9:32 PM 49,168 Views 31 Comments

Several illnesses were reported by the HSE.

Quality of Irish drinking water remains extremely high but one million people 'vulnerable' to systems failures
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Quality of Irish drinking water remains extremely high but one million people 'vulnerable' to systems failures

Jul 7th 2020, 6:05 AM 11,867 Views 50 Comments

The EPA found 99.9% of samples complied with bacterial parameter limits.

Boil water notice for 600,000 people in Dublin, Kildare and Meath lifted with immediate effect
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Boil water notice for 600,000 people in Dublin, Kildare and Meath lifted with immediate effect

Nov 12th 2019, 5:08 PM 56,044 Views 64 Comments

Irish Water said an audit of the plant and satisfactory results of a number of water samples were factors in the decision.

Water treatment 'not sufficient' to manage Cryptosporidium risks at Leixlip plant, says EPA
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Water treatment 'not sufficient' to manage Cryptosporidium risks at Leixlip plant, says EPA

Nov 5th 2019, 6:00 AM 16,147 Views 31 Comments

The EPA says the level of treatment at Leixlip is not sufficient to manage the risk posed by the River Liffey source water.

How much of Ireland's treated drinking water is lost in leaks? It's the week in numbers
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How much of Ireland's treated drinking water is lost in leaks? It's the week in numbers

Oct 19th 2019, 7:34 PM 10,187 Views 9 Comments

Plus: The number of people who have applied for audience tickets for the Late Late Toy Show.

Rise in presence of faecal parasite in Irish water supplies in 2018
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Rise in presence of faecal parasite in Irish water supplies in 2018

Sep 10th 2019, 6:15 AM 15,995 Views 30 Comments

The EPA has seen detections of Cryptosporidium in 25 public water supplies in 2018, up from 17 in 2017

Public told not to consume water in parts of Co Carlow
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Public told not to consume water in parts of Co Carlow

Oct 16th 2018, 2:15 PM 9,996 Views 13 Comments

The notice affects over 600 people.

Ireland's drinking water due to comply with EU standards by 2020, 16 years after deadline
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Ireland's drinking water due to comply with EU standards by 2020, 16 years after deadline

Jun 13th 2018, 7:32 AM 14,292 Views 43 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annual report for last year found that in general quality of the public drinking supply remained high.

Irish Water fined €6,000 for delaying works needed to reduce cancer-linked pollution levels
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Irish Water fined €6,000 for delaying works needed to reduce cancer-linked pollution levels

Apr 4th 2018, 6:11 PM 14,080 Views 38 Comments

A court heard drinking water from treatment plants had excessive levels of THMs.

Poll: Do you drink water straight from the tap?
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Poll: Do you drink water straight from the tap?

Sep 12th 2017, 9:08 AM 56,704 Views 128 Comments

Do you boil your water before drinking it, or use a water filter jug?

There are 87 'at-risk' drinking water supplies in Ireland
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There are 87 'at-risk' drinking water supplies in Ireland

Sep 12th 2017, 6:05 AM 15,619 Views 24 Comments

58 have elevated levels of trihalomethanes and 25 lack adequate treatment to prevent cryptosporidium.

Ireland could be in trouble if it doesn't take action on contaminated drinking water
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Ireland could be in trouble if it doesn't take action on contaminated drinking water

May 3rd 2017, 3:32 PM 7,521 Views 29 Comments

Trihalomethane contamination in the Irish water supply could land the government in trouble with the EU.

86,000 people have had to boil their water to make it safe this year
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86,000 people have had to boil their water to make it safe this year

Oct 27th 2016, 6:15 AM 5,118 Views 20 Comments

The EPA published its drinking water report for 2015 today.

Here's how to check if you're one of the 380,000 people with contaminated water
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Here's how to check if you're one of the 380,000 people with contaminated water

Feb 17th 2016, 3:51 PM 46,722 Views 43 Comments

A lobby group is calling on Irish Water to directly notify customers their water is contaminated with a cancer-linked toxin.

Irish Water wants to pump River Shannon water to Dublin and Midland homes
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Irish Water wants to pump River Shannon water to Dublin and Midland homes

Nov 26th 2015, 8:17 AM 13,983 Views 117 Comments

The company said taking water from the Parteen Basin and pumping it through a pipeline is the best option to deal with the growing population.

Bill Gates is helping to turn poo into drinking water - and even drank some himself
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Bill Gates is helping to turn poo into drinking water - and even drank some himself

Aug 13th 2015, 8:48 PM 11,788 Views 41 Comments

Like a science-pioneering, life-saving magician.

Thousands of people are FINALLY able to drink their tap water again
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Thousands of people are FINALLY able to drink their tap water again

Jun 30th 2015, 2:18 PM 11,541 Views 77 Comments

Alan Kelly says it’s thanks to Irish Water.

Another review has found fluoride in drinking water is not harmful
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Another review has found fluoride in drinking water is not harmful

Jun 2nd 2015, 2:10 PM 10,024 Views 163 Comments

The review adds to two previous international studies.

Galway the latest council to call for fluoride ban - despite what the science says
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Galway the latest council to call for fluoride ban - despite what the science says

Jan 27th 2015, 3:45 PM 12,823 Views 162 Comments

Dentists don’t agree with a ban, neither do public health boards.

Is the water you're paying for good enough to drink? This water quality test can tell you...
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Is the water you're paying for good enough to drink? This water quality test can tell you...

Nov 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 12,990 Views 58 Comments

The two Cork-based scientific organisations said there is a clear demand to ensure our water supply is safe.

Anti-water charge protesters say 'don't register' - Irish Water says it'll cost you
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Anti-water charge protesters say 'don't register' - Irish Water says it'll cost you

Oct 1st 2014, 10:30 PM 43,540 Views 307 Comments

Irish Water said those who do not register will face a default tariff of €424 a year.

Limerick residents facing 18 months without drinking water in their taps
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Limerick residents facing 18 months without drinking water in their taps

Aug 20th 2014, 4:03 PM 13,125 Views 42 Comments

Remedial works on lead piping connections are expected to take about 12 months – but are not due to start until January 2015.

Ferry water deliveries continue to Aran Island as drinking water shortage rolls on
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Ferry water deliveries continue to Aran Island as drinking water shortage rolls on

Aug 8th 2014, 4:31 PM 6,383 Views 11 Comments

Irish Water and Galway County Council are monitoring the situation “on a daily basis”.

Ferry water delivery planned as Aran Islands suffer drinking water shortage
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Ferry water delivery planned as Aran Islands suffer drinking water shortage

Aug 6th 2014, 1:45 PM 7,729 Views 15 Comments

Some 120,000 litres are being transported to Inis Meáin today to replenish fallen reserves.

Drinking water alert issued in Clare by HSE, county council
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Drinking water alert issued in Clare by HSE, county council

Jul 29th 2014, 10:55 PM 11,310 Views 45 Comments

Notice has been issued for customers of the Kildysart and Coolmeen public water supplies.

Dublin City Council to debate motion on ending public water fluoridation
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Dublin City Council to debate motion on ending public water fluoridation

Jul 14th 2014, 4:54 PM 10,523 Views 199 Comments

Cork County Council has already passed a motion calling on the Government to legislate for change.

Excessive lead levels in drinking water a 'danger for young children'
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Excessive lead levels in drinking water a 'danger for young children'

Jun 23rd 2014, 8:56 PM 15,599 Views 125 Comments

It was revealed yesterday that 41 schools, businesses and homes across the country have been found to have excessive levels of lead in the supply because of old pipes.

Scientists have figured out how to turn cow poo into drinking water
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# No S**t

Scientists have figured out how to turn cow poo into drinking water

Jun 5th 2014, 6:00 PM 11,665 Views 34 Comments

Delicious.

Have a private well? A third are contaminated with E. coli from human waste
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Have a private well? A third are contaminated with E. coli from human waste

Jun 5th 2014, 8:39 AM 8,636 Views 83 Comments

Ireland has the highest incidence of VTEC in Europe – a particularly nasty strain of E. coli.

Teenage eejit pees in reservoir... so city flushes 38million gallons of water
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# A Wee Problem

Teenage eejit pees in reservoir... so city flushes 38million gallons of water

Apr 18th 2014, 1:59 PM 5,615 Views 6 Comments

It wasn’t a good day for Portland, Oregon.

Water meters installed in Castlerea despite four years of boil water notices
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Water meters installed in Castlerea despite four years of boil water notices

Mar 21st 2014, 3:21 PM 12,552 Views 63 Comments

A local councillor said it was “unacceptable” that the issues with water contamination was not fixed before the meters were put in.

Cork County Council calls for an immediate end to water fluoridation
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Cork County Council calls for an immediate end to water fluoridation

Mar 10th 2014, 5:25 PM 20,554 Views 249 Comments

The largest county council in the country passed a motion calling on the Government to legislate for change.

Boil water notice issued in Cork, but lifted in parts of Limerick
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Boil water notice issued in Cork, but lifted in parts of Limerick

Feb 13th 2014, 9:04 PM 20,790 Views 24 Comments

The stormy weather over the last couple of days led to “extensive power outages” affecting water pumping stations and treatment plants, Limerick council said.

Column: I believe water fluoridation is harmful to my health, why should I pay for it?
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Column: I believe water fluoridation is harmful to my health, why should I pay for it?

Aug 12th 2013, 7:30 PM 1,212 Views 362 Comments

With water charges due to be implemented, Aisling Fitzgibbon argues that if people are paying for water they should have more of a say about what’s in it.

The naked truth? Anti-fluoride protesters strip off to demand 'safe' water
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The naked truth? Anti-fluoride protesters strip off to demand 'safe' water

Jul 11th 2013, 7:45 AM 16,984 Views 142 Comments

The naked demonstration will “symbolise how we in Ireland have been stripped of our rights to clean safe water”, according to organisers.

Is this real? It couldn't be, right?
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Is this real? It couldn't be, right?

Jan 8th 2013, 9:59 PM 22,989 Views 20 Comments

It’s not possible to drink a bottle of water this fast, is it?

Dublin water restrictions still in place to 'protect public health'
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Dublin water restrictions still in place to 'protect public health'

Aug 14th 2012, 9:31 AM 2,548 Views 8 Comments

And read why one local resident in the Clontarf area is hoping for a particularly speedy resolution…

Dublin water: Boil notice stills stands as disruption enters its second week
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Dublin water: Boil notice stills stands as disruption enters its second week

Aug 13th 2012, 9:48 AM 3,038 Views 6 Comments

And what are Total Coliforms anyway?

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