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Restoring peatlands would improve water quality, report finds

Water
(Apr 12, 2021)

Restoring vast tracts of Irish bogs, including large commercial peatlands developed by Bord na Móna, will have a big impact in capturing carbon but also significantly improve water quality, according to a report by the Water Forum (An Fóram Uisce).

 

Upgrades to improve water supply and reduce leakage in Laois

Water
(Apr 12, 2021)

Irish Water, working in partnership with Laois County Council, is progressing with essential water mains replacement works in Abbeyleix and Portlaoise to improve the security of supply and reduce high levels of leakage in the area.

 

Works commence on the upgrade of Lough Forbes Water Treatment Plant

Water
(Apr 12, 2021)

Irish Water, working in partnership with Longford County Council, is progressing with upgrade works at the Lough Forbes Water Treatment Plant, which will safeguard the drinking water supply to homes and businesses supplied by the Longford Central Water Supply Scheme.

 

Farm growth has come at expense of the environment

Water
(Apr 6, 2021)

EU regulations for farmers haven’t prevented water quality deterioration, and further action is required, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

 

Upgrades to improve water supply and reduce leakage in Galway City

Water
(Apr 6, 2021)

Irish Water, working in partnership with Galway City Council is continuing works to replace approximately 120 metres of problematic, old watermains on the Old Dublin Road near the Moneenageisha Junction that were prone to frequent bursts and leakage and caused water supply disruptions for customers in the area.

 

Upgrades to improve water supply in Falcarragh-Gortahork now complete

Water
(Apr 6, 2021)

Irish Water, working in partnership with Donegal County Council, has replaced approximately 7km of old problematic water mains throughout the Falcarragh-Gortahork area.

 

Pesticides detected in Lough Egish drinking water supply

Water
(Apr 6, 2021)

An exceedance for the pesticide 2,4-D has been detected in the public drinking water supply in Lough Egish, Co Monaghan, which serves Castleblaney, Rockcorry, Ballybay in addition to a large hinterland of the county.

 

2021 Code of Practice for Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems

Water
(Mar 29, 2021)

The 2021 Code of Practice for Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems (Population Equivalent ≤ 10) provides guidance on the site characterization, design, operation and maintenance of domestic waste water treatment systems.

 

Certification received to recognise commitment to employee safety

Water
(Mar 29, 2021)

Irish Water has successfully achieved certification to the ISO 45001-2018 internationally recognised standard for Occupational Health and Safety management systems.

 

Teams shortlisted for prestigious Water Industry Awards

Water
(Mar 29, 2021)

Irish Water has been shortlisted in six categories for the prestigious Water Industry Awards, which celebrate excellence across the water sector in Ireland and Britain.

 

Works progressing to upgrade Blessington Waste Water Treatment Plant

Water
(Mar 29, 2021)

Irish Water, working in partnership with Wicklow County Council, is progressing plans to upgrade Blessington Wastewater Treatment Plant to safeguard the environment and support social and economic development in the area.

 

Works progressing on upgrades to Mallow Wastewater Treatment Plant

Water
(Mar 29, 2021)

Irish Water has announced the signing of a new contract to upgrade Mallow wastewater treatment plant.

 

Factsheets launched to assist farmers maintain water quality

Water
(Mar 29, 2021)

Five factsheets to help farmers maintain and improve the quality of water bodies in Ireland, have been launched by Teagasc as part of the Agricultural Sustainability Support and Advisory Programme (ASSAP).

 

DAFM announces funding to support water quality in Group Water Schemes (GWS) Drinking Water Catchments

Water
(Mar 29, 2021)

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, TD, has announced funding of €500,000 to implement targeted drinking water source protection actions in group water scheme catchments as part of the National Federation of Group Water Schemes (NFGWS) source protection strategy.

 

World Water Day

Water
(Mar 29, 2021)

Water is an essential ingredient in the sustainability of our planet, yet some 2.2 billion people do not have access to safe water. Valuing this crucial resource was the theme of this year’s World Water Day (22 March), and ISO has many standards that help do just that.

 

Commission takes common approach to track down COVID-19 through wastewater monitoring

Water
(Mar 22, 2021)

The European Commission has adopted a recommendation on monitoring COVID-19 and its variants in EU wastewater.

 

Thousands living with no running water or toilets that flush in home

Water
(Mar 22, 2021)

Thousands of people are living in homes without running water or flushing toilets, analysis of water and sanitation data shows.

 

Dublin wastewater plant decision should not be ‘box-ticking exercise’, court hears

Water
(Mar 22, 2021)

The reconsideration of the quashed planning application for a proposed €500 million wastewater treatment plant to meet Dublin’s growing needs should not be a “meaningless box-ticking exercise”, the High Court has been told.

 

Pesticide levels in public drinking water supplies breached regulations 81 times last year

Water
(Mar 22, 2021)

Pesticides levels in public drinking water supplies breached regulations on 81 occasions last year.

 

Three significant projects to commence in Cork

Water
(Mar 22, 2021)

Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork City Council, will commence three large strategic water supply upgrade projects in the coming months, which will safeguard water supply to the City.

 


 
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