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‘Low levels’ of natural substance caused strange taste and smell in Dublin drinking water last month

'Low levels' of natural substance caused strange taste and smell in Dublin drinking water last month Irish Water has revealed that low levels of a naturally occurring substance caused drinking water in parts of Dublin to have an unusual taste and smell last month.  The utility received more than 450 reports of an unnatural odour or taste coming off drinking water from customers across the capital...
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NI Water Framework Directive Lake Quality Update 2020 statistics released

Northern Ireland Water Framework Directive Lake Quality Update statistics for 2020 have been published by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. This statistical report contains summary information on the status of lakes for the three River Basin Districts in Northern Ireland based on data collected up to the end of 2019. Download the report. The key points include:...
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Protests over plans for Lough Ree Water Extraction

Over 300 people attended a protest in Westmeath last weekend against plans to extract some nine million gallons of water a day from Lough Ree.  It follows a planning application to Westmeath County Council by Irish Water for two major pieces of infrastructure at Portaneena, Killinure. Plans for a raw water intake works and water treatment plant follow planning approval granted for the water ext...
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