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

Nov 5th 2019, 9:15 AM 22,503 Views 62 Comments

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

Boil water notice returns for parts of Dublin, Kildare and Meath due to bad weather
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Boil water notice returns for parts of Dublin, Kildare and Meath due to bad weather

Updated Nov 4th 2019, 7:00 PM 176,390 Views 133 Comments

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

'Small black particles' at Irish Water plant led to boil water notice for 600,000 people last week
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'Small black particles' at Irish Water plant led to boil water notice for 600,000 people last week

Oct 31st 2019, 7:42 AM 38,137 Views 44 Comments

The agency confirmed that a blockage was the main reason for last week’s notice.

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

Oct 25th 2019, 9:18 AM 16,183 Views 88 Comments

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

Dublin boil water notice to remain in place for at least another day
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Dublin boil water notice to remain in place for at least another day

Oct 23rd 2019, 6:37 PM 32,991 Views 21 Comments

The notice impacts approximately 600,000 people.

Why is a boil water notice in place and what could happen if you drink it?
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Why is a boil water notice in place and what could happen if you drink it?

Oct 23rd 2019, 1:06 PM 59,133 Views 49 Comments

The notice was issued yesterday evening following a “small mechanical failure” at Leixlip Water Treatment plant.

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

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

Oct 13th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,576 Views 79 Comments

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.

Irish Water warns about further bad smells in Dublin following delay in repair works at treatment plant
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Irish Water warns about further bad smells in Dublin following delay in repair works at treatment plant

Aug 28th 2019, 1:15 PM 9,195 Views 15 Comments

It’s the third such warning issued by the utility in the last two months.

Irish Water warns about potential smells from Ringsend treatment plant in the coming days
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Irish Water warns about potential smells from Ringsend treatment plant in the coming days

Aug 19th 2019, 10:46 AM 22,031 Views 47 Comments

It’s a result of maintenance works at the site.

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

Updated Aug 2nd 2019, 5:59 PM 33,915 Views 50 Comments

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

Sewer debris discharges into River Liffey after heavy downpours yesterday
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Sewer debris discharges into River Liffey after heavy downpours yesterday

Jul 31st 2019, 7:52 AM 36,094 Views 43 Comments

The capital experienced bouts of heavy rain yesterday afternoon.

Temporary dam to be built after Grand Canal partially drains following collapsed sewer
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Temporary dam to be built after Grand Canal partially drains following collapsed sewer

Jul 24th 2019, 9:17 PM 29,492 Views 32 Comments

There has been no impact on local homes and businesses.

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

Jul 22nd 2019, 5:12 PM 8,014 Views 9 Comments

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

'Major burst' leaves people without water in north Dublin
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'Major burst' leaves people without water in north Dublin

Jul 21st 2019, 11:46 AM 40,699 Views 60 Comments

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

Charges for excess water usage approved by commission
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Charges for excess water usage approved by commission

Jul 17th 2019, 2:01 PM 21,198 Views 167 Comments

Irish Water in its proposals said it was recommending a range of measures in a bid to reduce household water usage.

25% of Irish people say they don't need to conserve water because of how often it rains
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25% of Irish people say they don't need to conserve water because of how often it rains

Jul 17th 2019, 6:20 AM 16,157 Views 68 Comments

Irish Water also admitted that leaks across the country are a “massive problem”, at a rate of 43%.

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

Jul 16th 2019, 8:29 AM 47,086 Views 150 Comments

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

Referendum on water ownership could be held in early 2020, says minister
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Referendum on water ownership could be held in early 2020, says minister

Jul 16th 2019, 6:05 AM 15,580 Views 31 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said wording for the referendum should be ready in the autumn.

'It's a real crisis': Billions of litres of untreated water overflows at Ringsend wastewater plant since 2015
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'It's a real crisis': Billions of litres of untreated water overflows at Ringsend wastewater plant since 2015

Jul 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 61,417 Views 81 Comments

New figures show the extent of overflows at the plant in recent years.

Warning of 'odour' near Ringsend as EPA says plumes to continue until waste water plant upgrade
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# Dublin Bay

Warning of 'odour' near Ringsend as EPA says plumes to continue until waste water plant upgrade

Jul 3rd 2019, 3:14 PM 18,788 Views 72 Comments

It follows an apparent leak at the plant this week.

EPA to inspect wastewater treatment plant after brown plume discharges into Dublin Bay
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EPA to inspect wastewater treatment plant after brown plume discharges into Dublin Bay

Jul 2nd 2019, 2:02 PM 24,893 Views 48 Comments

It is the third apparent spillage to occur at the facility this year.

Discoloured water on Dublin beaches down to algal bloom, says council
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Discoloured water on Dublin beaches down to algal bloom, says council

Updated Jun 25th 2019, 5:30 PM 49,863 Views 95 Comments

Bathing bans are in place at beaches across Dublin Bay.

Public urged not to put food waste down the sink to prevent 'fatbergs' building up
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Public urged not to put food waste down the sink to prevent 'fatbergs' building up

Apr 12th 2019, 3:35 PM 17,382 Views 24 Comments

Over €7 million is spent every year by Irish Water dealing with fatbergs in public pipes.

Works underway to repair significant burst on water main in Dundalk
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Works underway to repair significant burst on water main in Dundalk

Mar 21st 2019, 8:40 PM 8,347 Views 10 Comments

The burst happened on a combined storm and sewage main on Quay Street.

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

Mar 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 163,849 Views 92 Comments

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

Dublin water supply may be disrupted over weekend as repairs to be carried out
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Dublin water supply may be disrupted over weekend as repairs to be carried out

Mar 2nd 2019, 6:30 AM 16,380 Views 19 Comments

Works will be carried out on the trunk water main on the Stillorgan Road, Donnybrook today and tomorrow.

A faulty sewage tank caused effluent to pour into Dublin Bay over the weekend
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A faulty sewage tank caused effluent to pour into Dublin Bay over the weekend

Feb 26th 2019, 7:51 PM 38,213 Views 43 Comments

The fault occured at the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant.

Water supply in parts of Dublin disrupted following burst water main
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Water supply in parts of Dublin disrupted following burst water main

Jan 31st 2019, 9:43 AM 16,426 Views 32 Comments

The burst water main is located on Anglesea Road.

Irish Water investigating reports of discoloured tap water in areas of north Dublin
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Irish Water investigating reports of discoloured tap water in areas of north Dublin

Jan 29th 2019, 5:55 PM 15,746 Views 25 Comments

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
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People in Mullingar asked to conserve water to reduce risk of summer outages

Jan 29th 2019, 12:41 PM 8,892 Views 33 Comments

Lough Owel, which supplies water to 50,000 homes and businesses, has now reached critically low levels.

If you're using 'too much' water, you'll be getting a letter in the door in June
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If you're using 'too much' water, you'll be getting a letter in the door in June

Jan 27th 2019, 10:17 AM 40,623 Views 129 Comments

This week, the Cabinet approved the introduction of excessive charges for households.

Repairs to Dublin water mains may cause supply disruption this weekend
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Repairs to Dublin water mains may cause supply disruption this weekend

Jan 24th 2019, 10:57 AM 17,492 Views 17 Comments

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

'Monster' 64m fatberg discovered blocking sewer in UK
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'Monster' 64m fatberg discovered blocking sewer in UK

Jan 8th 2019, 6:05 PM 88,427 Views 41 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 25th 2018, 6:30 PM 23,785 Views 33 Comments

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

How we could be on course for a referendum on water supply
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How we could be on course for a referendum on water supply

Nov 20th 2018, 6:58 PM 15,897 Views 61 Comments

The aim would be to retain public ownership of any company charged with responsibility for the supply of water services

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

Nov 18th 2018, 12:00 PM 62,673 Views 51 Comments

The problem costs €7 million per year to address.

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

Oct 5th 2018, 9:14 PM 11,833 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Oct 3rd 2018, 6:00 AM 16,593 Views 65 Comments

Approximately 366,000 people are affected.

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

Sep 28th 2018, 6:10 AM 18,379 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Sep 25th 2018, 4:18 PM 23,571 Views 50 Comments

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