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The Irish Water scheme provides customers with support in identifying and fixing leaks.

An additional 600,000 customers will be able to benefit from Irish Water’s free leak repair service following a broadening of eligibility criteria app(...)

Wexford County Council and Irish Water advised that people using the Wexford town public water supply should boil their water ‘with immediate effect’. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A boil water notice has been put in place in Wexford town and its surrounding areas following a “deterioration in the quality” of water from the local(...)

The plan to extract water from the River Shannon and pipe it to the greater Dublin area will be incorporated in the second phase of Irish Water’s process.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Substantial population increases in major Irish cities and surrounding suburbs over the coming decades will create huge demand for drinking water, acc(...)

Shannon river, minutes walk from Athlone town centre. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Legislation to clear the way for the extraction of 350 million litres of water a day from the river Shannon to feed Dublin’s needs is seriously flawed(...)

A 30-year campaign divided Arklow  between those who favoured the original location for the waste-water treatment plant and those who wanted Seabank because it was further out of town

Retired Arklow councillor Nancy Quinn has a good head for dates. She remembers the waste-water treatment plant proposed for her Wicklow town when it w(...)

The Avoca river in Arklow: Treating human waste adequately so it can be safely released to the environment is one of the most fundamental requirements of a modern state. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Covid-19 restrictions provided the opportunity for many to rediscover Ireland’s natural water resources – beaches, lakes and rivers – on their doorste(...)

Coastwatch: Wet wipes are clogging up sewage treatment systems. File photograph: The Irish Times

Ireland’s recurring problem of raw sewage and storm water flowing into seas, rivers and estuaries requires immediate measures, including a wet wipes b(...)

 Irish Water is spending €400m upgrading the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plantwhich which is due to be completed by 2025. File photograph: Maxwell Photography

Uncertainty and persistent delays in Irish Water’s delivery of critical wastewater infrastructure are undermining confidence and prolonging health ris(...)

The EPA report notes that 33 places are unlikely to receive treatment until an undetermined date after 2021. File photograph: Getty

Raw sewage from 35 towns and villages across the State continues to be discharged into nearby waters, according to an Environmental Protection Agency (...)

Ruptured lead piping excavated  by Irish Water. File photograph: Frank Miller

Irish Water has been accused of “appalling neglect and a breach of contract” over keeping households on a boil water notice for almost a full calendar(...)

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