Formal complaint over high level of chemical contamination in Irish water

Formal complaint over high level of chemical contamination in Irish water

This follows a complaint, lodged nine years ago by Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE), about the excess of harmful trihalomethanes (THMs) found in numerous drinking water supplies.

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Excess levels of chlorine pumped into Dingle reservoir

Excess levels of chlorine pumped into Dingle reservoir

People living in Dingle in County Kerry were left with a bad taste in their drinking water in January after council staff mistakenly pumped excessive levels of chlorine into the town’s reservoir.

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Staff at Irish Water threatened with machete and rocks by public

Staff at Irish Water threatened with machete and rocks by public

Threats with a machete, speeding cars veering towards workers, intimidation in the early hours, and rocks thrown at vans were among the instances of abuse and assault reported by Irish Water staff over the past three years.

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Pesticides still being detected in Cork water supplies

Pesticides still being detected in Cork water supplies

Irish Water says pesticide is still being detected in water supplies in Cork.

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More than 5,100km of asbestos water pipes in Ireland

More than 5,100km of asbestos water pipes in Ireland

22% of it is in Cork, which is nearly double the amount in greater Dublin.

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Irish Water delays plan to charge for excessive usage

Irish Water delays plan to charge for excessive usage

Plans for Irish Water to charge 58,000 households for excessive water usage were delayed amid concerns over data protection and how to deal with customers that have no water meters.

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Boil water notice affecting 6,500 people in Cork

Boil water notice affecting 6,500 people in Cork

The notice was issued last night to homes and businesses supplied by the Whitegate Regional Public Water Supply.

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Irish Water warned about failing filters in Leixlip plant in 2014

Irish Water warned about failing filters in Leixlip plant in 2014

Irish Water had been warned about issues with the Leixlip Water Treatment Plant six years ago.

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Irish Water's plans to charge for wasted water on hold until 2022

Irish Water's plans to charge for wasted water on hold until 2022

Irish Water's plans to charge households who waste water have been put on hold until 2022 at the earliest.

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Thousands told not to drink tap water in Cavan

Thousands told not to drink tap water in Cavan

Thousands of people in Cavan have been told not to drink their tap water.

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Narrowing gap between supply and demand in Dublin, warns Irish Water

Narrowing gap between supply and demand in Dublin, warns Irish Water

Irish Water’s head of asset operations, Tom Cuddy, has warned that there is a narrowing gap between supply and demand in the system for the greater Dublin area.

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Irish Water appeals for people in Dublin to conserve water over Christmas

Irish Water appeals for people in Dublin to conserve water over Christmas

People in all areas of Dublin are being asked to use as little water as possible over Christmas.

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Residents say they cannot open windows due to 'foul smells' from wastewater plant

Residents say they cannot open windows due to 'foul smells' from wastewater plant

Crews are continuing to repair pumps that have broken down at the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant.

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Irish Water warn of increased risk of stormwater overflows at Ringsend plant

Irish Water warn of increased risk of stormwater overflows at Ringsend plant

Irish Water have warned that there is an increased risk of stormwater overflows over the next few days at the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant.

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Boil water notice in Cork 'going to take a number of weeks' to resolve

Boil water notice in Cork 'going to take a number of weeks' to resolve

A boil water notice affecting 9,500 people in Cork could take weeks to resolve.

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Boil water notice issued for 9,500 people in east Cork

Boil water notice issued for 9,500 people in east Cork

Irish Water have issued a boil water notice in Co. Cork.

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Boil water notice for 500 people in Limerick

Boil water notice for 500 people in Limerick

Irish Water made the decision following a consultation with the HSE and the city and county council.

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Irish Water defends record in handling wastewater

Irish Water defends record in handling wastewater

Irish Water has defended its record in handling wastewater in the face of stinging criticism from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Securing safe water supplies: Bizarre and unsustainable

Securing safe water supplies: Bizarre and unsustainable

Around 600,000 people in Dublin, Meath, and Kildare have had to boil contaminated water over the last number of weeks before it could be safely consumed.

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Boil water notice affecting 600,000 people lifted

Boil water notice affecting 600,000 people lifted

Irish Water announced that the boil water notice " for customers supplied by Leixlip Water Treatment Plant" has been lifted "with immediate effect".

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Tests at Kildare plant may see boil water notice may be lifted today

Tests at Kildare plant may see boil water notice may be lifted today

It will determine if the drinking water ban affecting over 600,000 people in the greater Dublin area can be lifted.

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Boil water notice affecting 600,000 people to remain in place until at least tomorrow

Boil water notice affecting 600,000 people to remain in place until at least tomorrow

Irish Water has said it will be tomorrow before an update is issued on the boil water notice affecting parts of Dublin, Kildare and Meath.

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Part of Dublin facing water supply disruption due to improvement works

Part of Dublin facing water supply disruption due to improvement works

It is due to improvement works which are being carried out on a water main.

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Irish Water defends water-quality record as boil-water notice continues in Dublin, Kildare, Meath

Irish Water defends water-quality record as boil-water notice continues in Dublin, Kildare, Meath

“There’s more scrutiny. We’re testing more rigorously and picking up problems...It’s not that water quality is deteriorating,”

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'Very challenging' to get Leixlip boil water notice lifted today: Irish Water

'Very challenging' to get Leixlip boil water notice lifted today: Irish Water

More than 600,000 people in Dublin, Kildare and Meath are affected by the boil water notice.

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Boil water notice costing businesses 'thousands of euro'

Boil water notice costing businesses 'thousands of euro'

Gerry Fagan, who is the owner of Gerry’s Fresh Foods and Jaques Café in Skerries, told Newstalk Breakfast that he is frustrated at the ongoing issues with Irish Water and the lack of consistency in supply.

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Boil water notice remains as Irish Water monitors rainfall situation in warning-hit area

Boil water notice remains as Irish Water monitors rainfall situation in warning-hit area

615,000 people face a third day of boiling their water today in Dublin, Kildare and Meath.

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Watchdog calls for more power to compel Irish Water to act, after boil notice reissued to 600,000

Watchdog calls for more power to compel Irish Water to act, after boil notice reissued to 600,000

The EPA's environmental enforcement office director Dr Tom Ryan said the increased legal support may be necessary in light of two boil water notices affecting at least 615,000 people in the greater Dublin area over the past fortnight.

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Refurbishing Leixlip water plant 'like trying to change the tyres on a car while it is still heading down the road'

Refurbishing Leixlip water plant 'like trying to change the tyres on a car while it is still heading down the road'

Irish Water’s managing director Niall Gleeson has described the company’s efforts to refurbish the old Leixlip water plant as being like “trying to change the tyres on a car while it is still heading down the road.”

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Call for inquiry into Dublin's water quality as boil-water notice re-issued

Call for inquiry into Dublin's water quality as boil-water notice re-issued

Irish Water expects the notice to be in place for a number of days after heavy rain affected water quality at the Leixlip Treatment Plant.

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Boil water notice re-issued for 600,000 people

Boil water notice re-issued for 600,000 people

Several alarms at the Leixlip Water plant “were not responded to”, leading to the country's largest-ever boil water notice last month, TDs will be told tomorrow.

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Irish Water and Fingal County Council criticised by report into boil water notice

Irish Water and Fingal County Council criticised by report into boil water notice

Irish Water and Fingal County Council have been criticised by a report into last week's 'boil water' notice.

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Irish Water to come before Oireachtas committee over water crisis

Irish Water to come before Oireachtas committee over water crisis

Irish Water has agreed to come before an Oireachtas committee next month over this week's water crisis.

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Irish Water lift boil water notice on 600,000 affected homes

Irish Water lift boil water notice on 600,000 affected homes

Since early this morning, Fingal county council flushed the network in areas to remove remaining risks from the water network.

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Minister Eoghan Murphy 'has done nothing' about boil water notice, says FF TD

Minister Eoghan Murphy 'has done nothing' about boil water notice, says FF TD

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has been accused of dodging responsibility over the water ban in the greater Dublin area as tests continue to try and turn back on taps in over 600,000 homes.

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Report: Irish Water did not adequately respond to previous contamination scare

Report: Irish Water did not adequately respond to previous contamination scare

A boil water notice remains in place for 600,000 people for the third day day in a row.

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Test results due today but Irish Water says lifting of boil water notice by end of day 'very optimistic'

Test results due today but Irish Water says lifting of boil water notice by end of day 'very optimistic'

Irish Water has said it would be "very optimistic" to think a major boil water notice could be lifted at some point today.

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Minister admits boil water notice may stretch beyond weekend but rules out water tankers

Minister admits boil water notice may stretch beyond weekend but rules out water tankers

A boil water notice for parts of the greater Dublin area may not be lifted for a number of days.

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Resident reported worms coming out of tap

Resident reported worms coming out of tap

An audit of the drinking water supply to Cork city was initiated this summer after a consumer complained of worms coming out of a tap.

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Irish Water told to raise treatment standards

Irish Water told to raise treatment standards

The environmental watchdog has called on Irish Water to increase its efforts to ensure its treatment plants are up to standard, after it reported the third annual increase in detections of cryptosporidium in supplies.

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Irish Water warns of potential odours as maintenance of Ringsend treatment plants gets underway

Irish Water warns of potential odours as maintenance of Ringsend treatment plants gets underway

Irish Water is warning about potential smells in Ringsend over the next few days as maintenance work gets underway at the wastewater treatment plant.

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Irish Water responding to incident at north Cork's Freemount Water Treatment Plant

Irish Water responding to incident at north Cork's Freemount Water Treatment Plant

A fire in an electrical panel in Freemount water treatment plant will affect the water supply of approximately 3,500 people in the Freemount, Milford, Liscarroll, Dromina areas.

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Irish Water criticised as nine beaches and swimming areas closed this weekend due to wastewater leaks

Irish Water criticised as nine beaches and swimming areas closed this weekend due to wastewater leaks

Irish Water need to put a plan in place urgently to stop wastewater leaks into Dublin Bay, according to a Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown county councillor.

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Drinking water in Dublin found to have 10 times the legal limit of lead

Drinking water in Dublin found to have 10 times the legal limit of lead

Irish Water's test results show a further eight supplies across the country had above the permitted level.

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Irish Water presents Donegal family with €66k bill after husband spends two years building dream home

Irish Water presents Donegal family with €66k bill after husband spends two years building dream home

A Donegal family cannot move into their dream home after Irish Water demanded more than €66,000 to install a water connection at their home.

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'The losers are going to be ordinary people' - Sinn Féin hits out at new water charge

'The losers are going to be ordinary people' - Sinn Féin hits out at new water charge

Irish Water plans to introduce a €500 a year charge for excessive use.

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Q&A: Households who use too much water are facing fines - Here's everything you need to know

Q&A: Households who use too much water are facing fines - Here's everything you need to know

The water allowance is 213,000 litres per year based on an average household of four people.

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Households who use too much water to face bill of €500

Households who use too much water to face bill of €500

Update: Households which use too much water could be charged up to €500 a year.

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More than 50% of Irish people admit to wasting water

More than 50% of Irish people admit to wasting water

A new Irish Water survey has found that a quarter of the population do not think we need to conserve water because it rains so much here.

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Call for weekly testing of bathing water off Galway beaches

Call for weekly testing of bathing water off Galway beaches

As open water sea swimmers prepare for a Galway Bay crossing this weekend, Irish Water has said there is “no proven link” between a recent serious pollution incident in the city and the quality of bathing water off Galway’s beaches.

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Eoin O Broin: Water fines for excessive usage unfair

Eoin O Broin: Water fines for excessive usage unfair

70,000 households could face charges of up to €500 from Irish Water for excessive usage.

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Irish Water hoping to have a new wastewater treatment facility up and running by 2026

Irish Water hoping to have a new wastewater treatment facility up and running by 2026

Irish Water has said it hopes to have a new wastewater treatment facility in Clonshaugh up and running by 2026.

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EPA to inspect Ringsend wastewater plant as Irish Water deny leak

EPA to inspect Ringsend wastewater plant as Irish Water deny leak

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is sending an inspector to a wastewater treatment plant in Dublin this afternoon.

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Four Dublin beaches closed to swimmers after sewage overflow

Four Dublin beaches closed to swimmers after sewage overflow

Update: Another bathing ban has been introduced on some beaches in south Dublin.

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Up to 70,000 homes could face bills of €500 if Irish Water allowed charge for water waste

Up to 70,000 homes could face bills of €500 if Irish Water allowed charge for water waste

Up to 70,000 households could face bills of up to €500 if Irish Water is allowed to charge people for wasting water.

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Irish Water asks schools to turn off automatic flushers

Irish Water asks schools to turn off automatic flushers

Schools and colleges are being told to turn off phantom flushers in their toilets for the summer as Irish Water warns the need for water conservation following last summer’s drought continues.

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Update: Irish Water working to remove remaining lead pipes from water network

Update: Irish Water working to remove remaining lead pipes from water network

Unsafe levels have been found in drinking water samples in more than 30 areas since 2017.

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Housing Minister accused of delaying 2016 bill to prevent privatisation of Irish Water

Housing Minister accused of delaying 2016 bill to prevent privatisation of Irish Water

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has deliberately sought to delay a bill aimed at ensuring Irish Water remains a public company, the Opposition has claimed.

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Irish Water works ‘pose threat to Ring of Kerry rock carvings’

Irish Water works ‘pose threat to Ring of Kerry rock carvings’

An environmental group has expressed concern that construction work by Irish Water is posing a threat to ancient rock carvings on the Ring of Kerry.

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Farmers told to follow best practice as pesticides found in public water

Farmers told to follow best practice as pesticides found in public water

Irish Water has appealed to farmers, ahead of the spraying season, after finding pesticides breaching EU levels in several public water supplies.

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