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Westmeath water of excellent quality - EPA report

The latest report on water quality from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that Westmeath’s water quality improved from 2008 to 2009.

Inadequacies in Mayo water infrastructure claimed as council calls for continued rationing

Thousands of Mayo people endured hardship during the Christmas period, having no water on account of frozen pipes and then burst water pipes, according to Fine Gael councillor Michelle Mulherin, who stated this week that water infrastructure in the county is clearly inadequate.

€800,000 to bring Westmeath water up to scratch

Over €800,000 in grants has been allocated to Westmeath County Council for the improvement of the county’s rural water schemes.

Westmeath is a county of water guzzlers

Over 95 per cent of Westmeath people have no idea how much water they use, despite using on average over 150 litres a day, according to a recent survey.

Galway branded ‘a county of water guzzlers’

Galway has been branded a county of water guzzlers after a survey found that more than 95 per cent of respondents have no idea how much water they use and admit to leaving taps and showers running.

Mayo is a county of water guzzlers

Over 95 per cent of people in Mayo have no idea how much water they use, despite using on average over 150 litres a day. That’s according to national research conducted by Ideal Standard International, a provider of design-driven bathroom solutions. The survey, which was conducted by Ideal Standard following World Water Day, found that some people in Mayo unwittingly waste excessive amounts of water doing everyday tasks, especially in the bathroom.

Get the lead out

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The Galway City Council knew about the presence of lead in the Galway water supply as far back as July, it was confirmed last night by the Environmental Protection Agency.

We’ve been badly let down again

‘Tis hard to kill off the Mervues, the Bohermores, the Claddaghs and the Shantall-ians. It is no coincidence that the four areas that are in the headlines this week are communities that house the hardiest people in the city. Homes to dozens of centenarians, and families of amazing strength and tenacity, it is these bastions of auld Galway that are in the eye of the current storm.

Old Mervue residents must be provided with bottled water says Walsh

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Elderly residents in Old Mervue must be provided with free bottled water instead of having to haul buckets of water from the street to their homes according to Fine Gael Cllr Brian Walsh.

Council and HSE advise public on precautionary measures to deal with water crisis

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The Galway City Council and the HSE have advised residents of Old Mervue not to drink tap water and informed the rest of the city on the precautionary measures which must be taken to deal with the latest with water crisis.


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