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From TheJournal.ie Boil water notice for 600,000 people in Dublin, Kildare and Meath lifted with immediate effect Drinking Water

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water boss says he can't rule out further repeats of large-scale boil water notices Boil Water Notice

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.

From TheJournal.ie Boil water notice to remain in place for a number of days in parts of Dublin, Kildare and Meath Boil Notice

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.

From TheJournal.ie Water treatment 'not sufficient' to manage Cryptosporidium risks at Leixlip plant, says EPA Drinking Water

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin area boil water notice remains in place but Irish Water hopes for 'some positive news' In The Pipes

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.

From TheJournal.ie Boil water notice: Series of events at Leixlip plant in March led to 'significant risk to safety of supply' Boil Water Notice

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.

From TheJournal.ie Own-brand bottled water recalled in several supermarkets over presence of bacteria Celtic Pure

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie High Court confirms appointment of examiner to water firm Celtic Pure Courts

High Court confirms appointment of examiner to water firm Celtic Pure

The company was at the centre of recent product recalls.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin people are being asked to test water quality across the city using free kits Test The Water

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.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Should people be worried about arsenic in bottled water? Water

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.

From TheJournal.ie More types of bottled water have been recalled over arsenic levels Food Safety

More types of bottled water have been recalled over arsenic levels

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

From TheJournal.ie Questions over this weekend's Liffey Swim after water samples found to be "exceptionally poor" Sewage Spill

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Irish teenager wins global science award for removing microplastics from water Oceans

Irish teenager wins global science award for removing microplastics from water

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water restores supply in north Dublin after 'major burst' left households with low pressure Drumcondra Road

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Major burst' leaves people without water in north Dublin Drumcondra Road

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Here's the map of Irish Blue Flag beaches for 2019 Swim Time

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Once-in-a-century floods turn streets to rivers in northeastern Australia Townsville

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.

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 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.

From TheJournal.ie These are the referendums coming up in 2019 - and a few after that Referenda
From TheJournal.ie Water quality in Irish rivers and lakes is more often getting worse, not better Downstream

Water quality in Irish rivers and lakes is more often getting worse, not better

The results are from a new report by the EPA.

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 New EU rules aim to cut down on amount of bottled water people drink Plastic

New EU rules aim to cut down on amount of bottled water people drink

On average, every person in the EU consumes up to 106 litres of bottled water every year.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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