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The Connacht Mineral Water Company was incorporated 80 years ago tomorrow, on July 6 1938. The first board meeting was held on July 18 and the following were appointed as directors: John Keane, chairman; John E Cotter, vice-chairman; and Paul O’Dea, secretary and managing director.
Poor water filtration systems in Galway are putting almost 30,000 people in danger of drinking contaminated water on a daily basis.
Mayo homeowners urged to check their pipes as draft Lead in Drinking Water Mitigation Plan is published
Irish Water this week said it is urging all homeowners in Mayo whose houses were built before 1980 to check their internal plumbing for lead pipes. Public drinking water supplies are lead free but lead, which poses a serious health risk, can dissolve in drinking water from internal lead pipes which are common in older homes and buildings.
Residents in Moyola Park were instructed not to use the water this week following the discovery of kerosene in tap water. This is the second time this year that the fuel has contaminated tap water in the Newcastle estate.
Galway householders should not be expected to pay any Irish Water bills when the "outrageous" situation persists of water supplies being contaminated due to lead piping, and when the controversial company itself is refusing to "step up and perform tests" in at risk areas.
Some 6,400 householders and businesses on a precautionary boil water notice in Westport are waiting to hear if a water supply or system contamination is the source of a local cryptosporidiosis outbreak.
Deputy Denis Naughten has welcomed the news that the Water Regulator has accepted that families in County Roscommon who cannot drink their water will not have to pay for it from October 1.
Irish Water has been ordered to carry out a full investigation into water quality issues in Clifden by the Environmental Protection Agency.
An Taisce has called for immediate action to be taken in relation to the “totally unacceptable health and environmental hazard” Glenamaddy where the town’s sewage is being piped into a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) turlough.
The majority of Galway people underestimate how much water they use at home, according to the results of a survey published by Irish Water this week.