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Dublin: 6 °C Sunday 20 October, 2019

#Irish Water

# irish-water - Sunday 13 October, 2019

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.

# irish-water - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water warns about further bad smells in Dublin following delay in repair works at treatment plant Ringsend

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

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

# irish-water - Monday 19 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water warns about potential smells from Ringsend treatment plant in the coming days Stench

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

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

# irish-water - Friday 2 August, 2019

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”.

# irish-water - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Sewer debris discharges into River Liffey after heavy downpours yesterday Irish Water

Sewer debris discharges into River Liffey after heavy downpours yesterday

The capital experienced bouts of heavy rain yesterday afternoon.

# irish-water - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Temporary dam to be built after Grand Canal partially drains following collapsed sewer Grand Canal

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

There has been no impact on local homes and businesses.

# irish-water - Monday 22 July, 2019

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.

# irish-water - Sunday 21 July, 2019

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.

# irish-water - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Charges for excess water usage approved by commission Water Charges

Charges for excess water usage approved by commission

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

From TheJournal.ie 25% of Irish people say they don't need to conserve water because of how often it rains Irish Water

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

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

# irish-water - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

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

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

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

# irish-water - Friday 12 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a real crisis': Billions of litres of untreated water overflows at Ringsend wastewater plant since 2015 Irish Water

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

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

# irish-water - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Warning of 'odour' near Ringsend as EPA says plumes to continue until waste water plant upgrade Dublin Bay

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

It follows an apparent leak at the plant this week.

# irish-water - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie EPA to inspect wastewater treatment plant after brown plume discharges into Dublin Bay Irish Water

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

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

# irish-water - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Discoloured water on Dublin beaches down to algal bloom, says council Bathing Bans

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

Bathing bans are in place at beaches across Dublin Bay.

# irish-water - Friday 12 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Public urged not to put food waste down the sink to prevent 'fatbergs' building up Food Waste

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

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

# irish-water - Thursday 21 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Works underway to repair significant burst on water main in Dundalk Quay Street

Works underway to repair significant burst on water main in Dundalk

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

# irish-water - Saturday 16 March, 2019

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.

# irish-water - Saturday 2 March, 2019

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.

# irish-water - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

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.

# irish-water - Thursday 31 January, 2019

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.

# irish-water - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

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.

# irish-water - Sunday 27 January, 2019

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.

# irish-water - Thursday 24 January, 2019

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.

# irish-water - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

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.

# irish-water - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

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.

# irish-water - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

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

# irish-water - Sunday 18 November, 2018

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.

# irish-water - Friday 5 October, 2018

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.

# irish-water - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

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.

# irish-water - Friday 28 September, 2018

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.

# irish-water - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

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”.

# irish-water - Friday 21 September, 2018

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.

# irish-water - Saturday 15 September, 2018

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.

# irish-water - Thursday 13 September, 2018

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.

# irish-water - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

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.

# irish-water - Sunday 19 August, 2018

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.

# irish-water - Saturday 18 August, 2018

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.

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