January 19, 2020

The political deal that has just brought devolved government back to Northern Ireland after a three-year hiatus includes priority for urgent spending on the region's creaking wastewater infrastructure...

January 12, 2020

Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure has launched a recruitment campaign to appoint a new chair for publicly-owned  NI Water.

Existing chairman  Dr Len O’Hagan (pictured) is...

January 12, 2020

Irish Water has confirmed  a delay in proposals to begin charging households for wasting water. This move, a key element of  the state’s approach to  domestic water charging, won’t now start until 202...

November 17, 2019

Northern Ireland's two largest reservoirs, Silent Valley and Ben Crom, are at the centre of a growing row over safety that has resulted in a block on decisions on a significant number of developments...

November 17, 2019

The pace at which Irish Water is fixing the legacy of deficiencies in the country’s waste water treatment infrastructure is too slow, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has complained.

The agenc...

November 10, 2019

Leakage from Irish Water’s network is “unacceptable” by any measure,  the first report from the State’s newly-established Water Advisory Body (WAB)  has concluded.

In a  far-from-complim...

October 27, 2019

Operational problems at the main water treatment works serving the Irish capital triggered a boil notice affecting over 600,000 people across the greater Dublin area last week.

An inspection by th...

September 29, 2019

New charges for excess domestic water usage  in the Irish Republic could lead to the return of a broader water charge, Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has hinted.

In July, the Commission for Regulation o...

September 15, 2019

Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has voiced concern  over a rise in the incidence of cryptosporidium detected in public water supplies.

In 2016 there were 12 cases, but th...

September 7, 2019

Northern Ireland's construction industry has given its starkest warning yet that failure to invest in water infrastructure is holding back development as well as contributing to the recession facing t...

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