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#Irish Water

From TheJournal.ie 8ft fatberg made of wet wipes and nappies removed from sewer in Wicklow Don't Flush

8ft fatberg made of wet wipes and nappies removed from sewer in Wicklow

People have been urged to be more mindful of flushing inappropriate things down the toilet.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin water supply may be disrupted over weekend as repairs to be carried out Weekend Water

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Water supply in parts of Dublin disrupted following burst water main Anglesea Road

Water supply in parts of Dublin disrupted following burst water main

The burst water main is located on Anglesea Road.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water investigating reports of discoloured tap water in areas of north Dublin Water

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.

From TheJournal.ie People in Mullingar asked to conserve water to reduce risk of summer outages Critically Low

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.

From TheJournal.ie If you're using 'too much' water, you'll be getting a letter in the door in June Water Charges

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.

From TheJournal.ie Repairs to Dublin water mains may cause supply disruption this weekend Irish Water

Repairs to Dublin water mains may cause supply disruption this weekend

Homes and businesses may be impacted by reduced pressure and water outages.

From TheJournal.ie 'Monster' 64m fatberg discovered blocking sewer in UK 2 Fat 2 Furious

'Monster' 64m fatberg discovered blocking sewer in UK

The mass, which is made up of oil, fat and wet wipes, is the largest-ever fatberg to have been discovered in Devon.

From TheJournal.ie Avoiding fatbergs: Why pouring turkey oils and greases down the sink is a terrible idea Think Before You Pour

Avoiding fatbergs: Why pouring turkey oils and greases down the sink is a terrible idea

Irish Water and Clean Coasts are urging people not to pour the oil from their Christmas turkey down the sink.

From TheJournal.ie How we could be on course for a referendum on water supply Irish Water

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

From TheJournal.ie Wet wipes and sanitary products cause over 500 sewage blockages every month Plastic Problem This post contains videos

Wet wipes and sanitary products cause over 500 sewage blockages every month

The problem costs €7 million per year to address.

From TheJournal.ie Around 2,500 affected after Irish Water issues 'do not drink' notice in Limerick Rathkeale

Around 2,500 affected after Irish Water issues 'do not drink' notice in Limerick

Tests show high levels of turbidity, or cloudiness, in the water in the area.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water to write to 140,000 homes and businesses with 'at risk' supplies Remedial Action

Irish Water to write to 140,000 homes and businesses with 'at risk' supplies

Approximately 366,000 people are affected.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water staff made house calls to those reported over hosepipe ban Complaints

Irish Water staff made house calls to those reported over hosepipe ban

The utility warned that fines may still be issued over the flouting of the restrictions.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water lifts hosepipe ban in 16 counties as increased rainfall eases shortage fears Back To Normal

Irish Water lifts hosepipe ban in 16 counties as increased rainfall eases shortage fears

The company had warned last month that water levels could be at “historic low levels going into the winter”.

From TheJournal.ie Blocked sewer suspected to have caused 'major' fish kill along 5km stretch of river in north Dublin River Tolka

Blocked sewer suspected to have caused 'major' fish kill along 5km stretch of river in north Dublin

A local councillor has called on Irish Water to explain how it will protect the river.

From TheJournal.ie North Dublin locals protest over Irish Water's plans for wastewater treatment plant Clonshaugh

North Dublin locals protest over Irish Water's plans for wastewater treatment plant

Irish Water has sought to press ahead with a new wastewater treatment facility in Clonshaugh.

From TheJournal.ie Doomed water charges policy had 'treacherous basis' Water Mess

Doomed water charges policy had 'treacherous basis'

A report on the issue will be launched today at a conference called How (Not) To Do Public Policy.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water extends hosepipe ban for 16 counties until the end of September Conservation

Irish Water extends hosepipe ban for 16 counties until the end of September

The Greater Dublin area could face “historic low levels” of water going into winter, the company warned.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water asked for schools to reduce or turn off their water supplies during the drought Water Restrictions

Irish Water asked for schools to reduce or turn off their water supplies during the drought

Documents show that Irish Water made the request for when schools broke for the summer holidays.

From TheJournal.ie During the drought, some areas were losing half of their water supply because of leaks Hosepipe Ban

During the drought, some areas were losing half of their water supply because of leaks

While the country faced water restrictions, 50% of water was leaking in some Irish Water schemes.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need substantial winter rains': Hosepipe ban to remain until October in some areas Irish Water

'We need substantial winter rains': Hosepipe ban to remain until October in some areas

This warning comes after it emerged yesterday that the water supply in Dublin could fail after 70 days.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin water supply could run out in 70 days Restrictions

Dublin water supply could run out in 70 days

The Poulaphuca Reservoir previously had enough water for 150 days.

From TheJournal.ie European Commission opens case against Ireland over levels of drinking water contamination Trihalomethanes

European Commission opens case against Ireland over levels of drinking water contamination

Earlier this year Irish Water was fined for delays in carrying out work at six water treatment plans in Donegal to reduce levels.

Beauty Q: How long do you take in the shower? Beauty Q This post contains a poll

Beauty Q: How long do you take in the shower?

We need to know.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you report someone for breaking the hosepipe ban? Irish Water This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you report someone for breaking the hosepipe ban?

Over 300 reports have been made.

From TheJournal.ie Hosepipe ban extended until end of August due to 'critical' situation Drought

Hosepipe ban extended until end of August due to 'critical' situation

The most severe conditions continue to be in the east and south of the country.

From TheJournal.ie Will Irish Water extend the hosepipe ban? With more dry weather forecast, we won't know until next week Dry Spell

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water says weekend rain will not end drought conditions Make It Rain

Irish Water says weekend rain will not end drought conditions

The utility suggested that it could extend a national hosepipe ban into August.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water to split from Ervia within five years Going Solo

Irish Water to split from Ervia within five years

The water body is to become a standalone utility by the year 2023.

From TheJournal.ie Nationwide Status Yellow drought warning extended into next week Drought

Nationwide Status Yellow drought warning extended into next week

Met Éireann has said there will be small amounts of rainfall at times over the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie Night time water restrictions in Greater Dublin Area 'likely to begin early next week' Irish Water

Night time water restrictions in Greater Dublin Area 'likely to begin early next week'

Initial restriction could be midnight to 5am but that is still to be confirmed.

From TheJournal.ie Water pressure may be reduced next week as risk of shortage extends into September Hosepipe Ban

Water pressure may be reduced next week as risk of shortage extends into September

Minister Eoghan Murphy said the current level of rain “is nowhere near what we need”.

From TheJournal.ie It's still going to be hot this week ... but cloudy skies and scattered showers are on their way Hot Weather

It's still going to be hot this week ... but cloudy skies and scattered showers are on their way

Meanwhile, Irish Water has warned that water supplies may be at risk of significant restrictions or outages until the end of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water has received 40 reports of people disobeying the hosepipe ban Drought

Irish Water has received 40 reports of people disobeying the hosepipe ban

Some 81 water schemes are at risk of drought and water restrictions are in place in a further 27 locations.

From TheJournal.ie Another hot weekend in store as nationwide hosepipe ban kicks in Feeling Hot Hot Hot

Another hot weekend in store as nationwide hosepipe ban kicks in

Irish Water has urged people to help conserve water over the next month.

From TheJournal.ie Nationwide hosepipe ban to kick in from Friday Conservation

Nationwide hosepipe ban to kick in from Friday

There has been little or no rain over the last 30 days.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're always on rations here': Areas of Cork village left with little or no water during two-week heatwave Ballyhooly

'We're always on rations here': Areas of Cork village left with little or no water during two-week heatwave

“It was the same problem last year – one morning you’d have water, the next day you wouldn’t.”

From TheJournal.ie Streets washed with canal water, buses washed every third night - how services deal with water restrictions Drought

Streets washed with canal water, buses washed every third night - how services deal with water restrictions

Irish Water is appealing to the public to conserve water where possible.

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