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Water supply to return as Irish Water repairs burst watermain affecting south Dublin
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Water supply to return as Irish Water repairs burst watermain affecting south Dublin

Oct 9th 2021, 12:52 PM 17,364 Views 8 Comments

Works are underway at a watermain in Stillorgan, which services several parts of the city.

Irish Water: Wexford incident 'a serious failure' and shows system 'no longer fit for purpose'
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Irish Water: Wexford incident 'a serious failure' and shows system 'no longer fit for purpose'

Sep 23rd 2021, 11:04 AM 12,394 Views 26 Comments
  • The utility has said it was not informed of two recent incidents until after they were resolved by local authorities
  • Irish Water tells Oireachtas Committee it 'has no direct control over water treatment plants'
  • Managing director Niall Gleeson has said 'a single public utility is the answer'
Talks to resume next month on transfer of local authority staff to Irish Water
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Talks to resume next month on transfer of local authority staff to Irish Water

Sep 22nd 2021, 6:00 AM 15,639 Views 27 Comments

Discussions took place during the summer and they are set to resume again in mid-October.

Local politicians say they warned council and Irish Water of illness in Gorey in late August
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Local politicians say they warned council and Irish Water of illness in Gorey in late August

Updated Sep 20th 2021, 4:15 PM 28,793 Views 40 Comments

At least 52 people fell ill after untreated water passed through the system.

All water treatment plants to be audited after at least 52 people fall ill
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All water treatment plants to be audited after at least 52 people fall ill

Sep 18th 2021, 4:36 PM 25,963 Views 28 Comments

Minister Darragh O’Brien said he is “pretty angry” at the failures at the plants serving people in Dublin and Wexford.

Burst water main impacts supply for thousands in Kerry
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Burst water main impacts supply for thousands in Kerry

Jul 28th 2021, 7:57 AM 15,107 Views 19 Comments

Disruption is expected to continue throughout the morning.

Poll: Are you making an effort to conserve water during this heat wave?
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Poll: Are you making an effort to conserve water during this heat wave?

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:11 AM 26,208 Views 93 Comments

Irish Water has appealed to members of the public in numerous counties to reduce their water usage.

'It’s very, very difficult': Locals frustrated as village left with no water during heatwave
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'It’s very, very difficult': Locals frustrated as village left with no water during heatwave

Jul 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 22,965 Views 13 Comments

Supply was further impacted due to a burst water main in Drogheda on Monday.

Urgent appeals for water conservation made in several counties
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Urgent appeals for water conservation made in several counties

Updated Jul 19th 2021, 4:30 PM 29,463 Views 55 Comments

Irish Water said the public should conserve water while temperatures increase.

Irish Water to introduce water restrictions in parts of Dublin following high demand
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Irish Water to introduce water restrictions in parts of Dublin following high demand

Jul 18th 2021, 12:54 PM 55,081 Views 75 Comments

Residents in north county Dublin may experience low water pressure or outages today.

Over 1,400 people waiting for drinkable tap water for more than three months
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Over 1,400 people waiting for drinkable tap water for more than three months

Jun 10th 2021, 12:01 AM 12,348 Views 21 Comments
  • Almost 900 people across eight locations have boil water notices in place for a year or more, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform
  • Over the past two years, 50 boil water and 10 do not consume notices were in place for more than a month
  • Water supply is impacting housing, with 42 houses refused permission in Paulstown, Co Kilkenny recently
Increased detection of pesticides in Irish drinking water supplies
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Increased detection of pesticides in Irish drinking water supplies

Mar 16th 2021, 6:24 PM 22,624 Views 21 Comments

Six areas of concern have been identified around the country.

Potential disruption to water supply in South Dublin city as Irish Water carries out essential works
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Potential disruption to water supply in South Dublin city as Irish Water carries out essential works

Feb 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 15,036 Views 12 Comments

The work involves replacing old cast iron water mains.

Some disruption expected as essential water main works take place in Dublin this weekend
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Some disruption expected as essential water main works take place in Dublin this weekend

Feb 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,926 Views 16 Comments

The maintenance is expected to take place over the next two weekends.

Essential water main improvements to cause limited disruption to households in Dublin this weekend
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Essential water main improvements to cause limited disruption to households in Dublin this weekend

Feb 17th 2021, 3:21 PM 24,895 Views 5 Comments

A small number of properties on the South Circular Road will experience water outages this Sunday.

Spider-Man scooter causes sewer blockage in Cork
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Spider-Man scooter causes sewer blockage in Cork

Feb 3rd 2021, 5:06 PM 49,586 Views 19 Comments

The blockage was reported to officials last weekend.

People in Dublin asked to conserve water and check for leaks ahead of sub-zero temperatures
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People in Dublin asked to conserve water and check for leaks ahead of sub-zero temperatures

Jan 20th 2021, 7:04 PM 21,215 Views 36 Comments

Irish Water experienced a higher than normal volume of bursts during the cold snap earlier this month.

People in Dublin asked to conserve water and check for leaks following recent cold snap
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People in Dublin asked to conserve water and check for leaks following recent cold snap

Jan 13th 2021, 8:17 AM 12,828 Views 13 Comments

Irish Water said there has been a spike in demand in recent days due to sub-zero temperatures.

Boil water notice in place for over 20,000 people in Wexford
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Boil water notice in place for over 20,000 people in Wexford

Dec 10th 2020, 6:31 PM 20,168 Views 8 Comments

The notice was issued following a deterioration in the local water supply.

'Low levels' of natural substance caused strange taste and smell in Dublin drinking water last month
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'Low levels' of natural substance caused strange taste and smell in Dublin drinking water last month

Sep 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 24,572 Views 19 Comments

There were over 450 reports of an unnatural odour or taste coming off water in August.

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

Aug 13th 2020, 6:15 AM 39,259 Views 32 Comments

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

Demand for water on Achill Island due to staycationers means it's now unsafe to drink
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Demand for water on Achill Island due to staycationers means it's now unsafe to drink

Aug 11th 2020, 3:41 PM 36,092 Views 36 Comments

Demand for water is roughly 50% higher than this time last year.

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

Jul 8th 2020, 3:42 PM 15,984 Views 58 Comments

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

Irish Water reviewing hosepipe ban after recent heavy rainfall
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Irish Water reviewing hosepipe ban after recent heavy rainfall

Jul 3rd 2020, 1:11 PM 20,268 Views 55 Comments

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

Hosepipe ban to remain in place despite recent bouts of rainfall, says Irish Water
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Hosepipe ban to remain in place despite recent bouts of rainfall, says Irish Water

Jun 20th 2020, 7:15 AM 20,423 Views 50 Comments

The number of drinking water schemes in drought has risen since the ban was put in place.

The hosepipe ban kicks in from today - here's what it means
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The hosepipe ban kicks in from today - here's what it means

Jun 9th 2020, 6:30 AM 39,970 Views 80 Comments

The Greater Dublin Area, Westmeath, Sligo and Tipperary experienced their driest spring on record this year.

National hosepipe ban to kick in tomorrow and last until 21 July
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National hosepipe ban to kick in tomorrow and last until 21 July

Updated Jun 8th 2020, 9:11 AM 59,166 Views 199 Comments

The managing director of Irish Water said it is time to “get serious” about this issue.

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

Jun 4th 2020, 8:34 AM 29,925 Views 123 Comments

Irish Water has been urging people to conserve water.

Hosepipe ban 'increasingly likely' due to prolonged period of dry weather
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Hosepipe ban 'increasingly likely' due to prolonged period of dry weather

Jun 1st 2020, 7:47 PM 34,210 Views 85 Comments

There have been 37 dry periods between 18 March and 20 May.

Irish Water asks people to conserve as households now use 20% more water each day
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Irish Water asks people to conserve as households now use 20% more water each day

May 12th 2020, 7:45 AM 19,992 Views 112 Comments

Data shows households are using an extra 24 litres of water per person per day compared to February.

Irish Water staff threatened with machete and pelted with rocks
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Irish Water staff threatened with machete and pelted with rocks

Apr 15th 2020, 6:00 AM 27,381 Views 73 Comments

An incident log shows that 21 instances of assault or abuse were reported by staff since 2017.

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

Mar 18th 2020, 3:26 PM 33,902 Views 25 Comments

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

Irish Water asking people to conserve water where possible, including in out-of-use buildings
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Irish Water asking people to conserve water where possible, including in out-of-use buildings

Mar 16th 2020, 4:28 PM 37,355 Views 76 Comments

All non-essential water should be turned off in buildings that won’t be used for a period of time.

Plans to charge 58,000 people with excessive water usage delayed over privacy concerns
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Plans to charge 58,000 people with excessive water usage delayed over privacy concerns

Feb 24th 2020, 6:00 AM 28,328 Views 71 Comments

Discussions are underway with the Data Protection Commissioner about managing customer’s personal data.

Irish Water brand 'badly damaged' and 'continually politicised', brief for TV doc says
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Irish Water brand 'badly damaged' and 'continually politicised', brief for TV doc says

Feb 18th 2020, 6:15 AM 18,305 Views 53 Comments

The Story of Water, which aired on Virgin Media before Christmas, was designed to “take back control” of the company name and story.

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

Jan 11th 2020, 11:00 AM 10,650 Views 3 Comments

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

Sewage that could fill two Olympic swimming pools flowed into Malahide marina, court hears
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Sewage that could fill two Olympic swimming pools flowed into Malahide marina, court hears

Dec 18th 2019, 4:21 PM 16,952 Views 0 Comments

Irish Water pleaded guilty to offences under the Waste Water Discharge regulations.

Don't pour fats and oils from your Christmas turkey down sink due to fatberg risk, campaign urges
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Don't pour fats and oils from your Christmas turkey down sink due to fatberg risk, campaign urges

Dec 17th 2019, 6:15 AM 17,849 Views 31 Comments

Irish Water said that thousands of fatbergs are cleared from the wastewater network each year.

'Do Not Consume' water notice issued in Cavan after supply 'significantly compromised'
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'Do Not Consume' water notice issued in Cavan after supply 'significantly compromised'

Dec 14th 2019, 7:49 PM 15,798 Views 45 Comments

Irish Water stressed that boiling the water will not make it safe for consumption.

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

Dec 11th 2019, 10:05 PM 16,119 Views 85 Comments

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

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