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Latest EPA report shows up persistent problems with our water supply. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The overall quality of Irish drinking water is consistently high but, worryingly, the latest evaluation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) s(...)

Cryptosporidium was detected in 25 public water supplies in 2018, up from 17 in 2017 and 12 in 2016. Photograph: iStock

Cryptosporidium contamination of public drinking water supplies in Ireland is increasing and poses a risk to public health, the EPA has warned. The 2(...)

The Government had planned to address the fact that 8% of households use 30% of the water supply. Photograph: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek/Getty Images

The European Commission has expressed “concerns” about Ireland’s water charging regime and has raised questions about the funding of water infrastruct(...)

“The purpose of the excessive use charge is to incentivise the fixing of leaks and the conservation of water. The excessive usage charge will apply to households that use an excessive amount of water.” File photograph: Getty

Ireland has moved to reassure the European Commission that it is adhering to EU rules around water conservation through a new excess charging regime. (...)

A toxic blue-green ‘algae’ appeared last year on Killarney’s largest lake, Lough Leane. Photograph: Facebook

The entire sewer network in Killarney, Co Kerry, is to be investigated in response to a major blockage that led to sewage backing up and flowing into (...)

Only 60% of the State’s domestic dwellings have water meters. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Up to 70,000 households could face water charges of up to €500 from next year if Irish Water gets the go-ahead to impose levies on customers who waste(...)

Helen Rochford-Brennan in her Tubbercurry home, Co Sligo, where precautions must be taken when using the water. Photograph Brian Farrell/The Irish Times

Helen Rochford-Brennan has sticky notes beside every tap in her home with a simple message: do not drink water. She and husband Seán Brennan are amon(...)

Irish Water managing director Eamon Gallen: ‘We want to avoid people paying these charges not to enforce them.’

Raw sewage from the equivalent of 86,000 people is flowing into Irish waterways every day, a health threat the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) s(...)

Parteen Weir on Lough Derg is part of the Shannon water system. Irish Water plans to build a 170 km long pipe from the Parteen basin on the river Shannon to Dublin. Photograph: The Irish Times

Irish Water insists the €1.3 billion project to pipe water from the river Shannon to Dublin will not be delayed by a review of the proposal. The inde(...)

The Environmental Protection Agency says no E.coli testing was reported for 711 small private water supplies during 2017. Photograph: Getty

The Environmental Protection Agency has highlighted serious health risks arising from creches, nursing homes and hotels using their own wells for drin(...)

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