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Water meter protesters to flood Ennis

Residents’ associations in south-east of the county are leading a new wave of protests against the installation of water meters, ahead of plans for a major demonstration in Ennis this Saturday. The public protest, organised by  Clare Says No to Water Charges, will begin at O’Connell Square at 1pm. This week, sub contractors acting on behalf of Irish Water have been prevented or delayed from installing water meters in Killaloe, Parteen, Meelick and a number of housing estates in the sprawling Westbury Housing development. Maurice Walsh, who lives in Clarisford, Killaloe, confirmed that contractors were prevented from installing water meters in their estate on Tuesday at 11am, after residents requested contracts and consent forms. Residents have mounted daily peaceful protests at the entrance to the estate in recent weeks during working hours, to ensure contractors don’t get a free passage for the installation of meters. They are hoping other estates in the town will join their “blockade” over the coming …

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Water pouring through the post

Householders across the country, from now until the end of September, can expect to receive an application pack from Irish Water through the post. Irish Water is engaging with all households to give them the opportunity to avail of all free water allowances to which they are entitled. Irish Water is asking householders to complete the application and return it by freepost to Irish Water by October 31. Alternatively, householders can call Irish Water directly to avail of allowances or can apply online at www.water.ie. By completing the application, householders can; · confirm if they are Irish Water customers; · apply for all domestic water allowances that they may be entitled to; and · ensure they are billed accurately when billing starts in January 2015. All the information is provided in both English and Irish. In order to apply by phone or online, householders will need their unique Application Number and PIN which can be found in the box on the …

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Kildysart water problems may last beyond Friday

Water restrictions on the Kildysart Public Water Supply scheme will remain in place until at least Friday, it has been announced. On Tuesday afternoon last (July 29), approximately 1500 customers were advised as a precautionary measure that water on the scheme was not suitable for drinking due to the discolouration of the water caused by increased Manganese levels. A Clare County Council spokesperson said, “At this stage the water quality has improved because of the ongoing modifications to the water treatment process. The general quality of the water is not yet at a satisfactory level and following further consultation with the HSE it is advised that the water is not suitable for drinking until further notice. “In the interest of public health, it is recommended that all users on the Kildysart Public Water Supply and the Coolmeen Group Water Supply should not use tap water until further notice except for the flushing of toilets, flushing of internal house plumbing systems, dishwashing, personal hygiene, and laundry …

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Water restrictions remain in place

WATER tankers will be on hand in Kildysart and Coolmeen once again today, as a water restriction and public drinking water alert remains in place. The HSE, in conjunction with Irish Water and Clare County Council, introduced the precautionary measure on Tuesday night, after higher levels of manganese were discovered in the  Kildysart Public Water Supply. Approximately 1500 customers of the Kildysart Public Water Supply and the Coolmeen Group Water Supply are affected by the water notice. Water tankers will be located at Kildysart Secondary School from 10am to 11am and 6pm to 7pm on Thursday and Friday, and at the Hilltop Bar in Coolmeen from 12 noon to 1pm and 8pm to 9pm on Thursday and Friday. All users on the Kildysart Public Water Supply and the Coolmeen Group Water Supply are being advised not to use tap water until further notice except for the flushing of toilets, flushing of internal house plumbing systems, dishwashing and personal hygiene. Ice …

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Water problems in ‘Bridge and Cratloe

A NUMBER of councillors expressed anger at problems in the water supply around Sixmilebridge and Cratloe, at this week’s Shannon Municipal District meeting. Councillor John Crowe put forward motions asking that the Cappa/Rossmanagher Group Water Scheme and the Castlecrine Group Water Scheme both be taken over by Irish Water. Fianna Fáil Councillor Cathal Crowe asked that the council and Irish Water devise a plan to improve water pressure to the Wood Road in Cratloe. Regarding the Cappa/Rossmanagher scheme, Councillor John Crowe said that people on it have only got “a trickle of water for the last three or four weeks and they have no place to go to try and get this rectified.” He claimed it is “an absolute disgrace” that issues with group water schemes can’t be sorted out. Illustrating the problem with water pressure, he said that people have left water running into a kettle for over three hours without filling it. Independent PJ Ryan said that on …

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Water leak leads to dry pub

We’re all familiar with the ditty, The pub with no Beer, but a  busy pub and restaurant in East Clare was without a proper water service last weekend, after a major leak occurred in Whitegate. Publican at the Half Barrel, Batt O’Riordan and his local representative, Councillor Pat Burke, were surprised that Irish Water did not consider the “major leak” to be an emergency. They were equally surprised when Irish Water said they could not come out until Monday and advised them to contact the local authority emergency number. The issue was reported on Saturday evening. A member of Clare County Council assessed the situation that day but was not in a position to repair the leak. Irish Water did come out on Monday morning and repaired the leak. In the meantime, the Half Barrel operated its business with the assistance of a neighbour who was able to run a hose to their water tank. Batt O’Riordan said Irish Water …

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Hogan defends Irish Water and local government changes

Speaking at a Shannon Chamber organised event last Friday, Minister Phil Hogan claimed credit for making changes to local government, and staunchly defended the establishment of Irish Water. Regarding changes to local authorities, he said, “We have in difficult times, and in difficult political times for myself, brought about the most radical reform of local government in 100 years.” While there has been criticism, not least in Clare, of his move to bring Local Development Companies under the auspices of county councils, he said it is the right move. “It’s not acceptable that 29% of the money that I give out in the social inclusion measures that are essential for frontline services and communities are spent on administration. We have to reduce that. We also want to ensure that we have greater financial autonomy and greater financial management in relation to the money that we give and we’re going to do that through an existing public service organisation called local …

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€22m for Clare wastewater schemes

IRISH Water’s proposed Capital Investment Plan for 2014-2016 will see over €22 milllion  go towards Clare’s Wastewater Facilities. The plan includes the construction of the Shannon Sewerage Scheme, the Ennis/Clarecastle Scheme, Quin Wastewater Plant and the Kilfenora Sewerage Scheme upgrade. In welcoming the announcement, Clare TD Pat Breen, said,”I am particularly pleased that the Kilrush and Kilkee Sewerage Schemes are included and that a upgrade of the Kilrush WwTP is planned. These schemes are very important to West Clare particularly given the importance of tourism to our local economy and the ongoing development of the Wild Atlantic Way. Nationally approximately €1.7 billion will be invested in our water infrastructure during this period. This programme will see progress and delivery of 380 projects nationally. It will also assist in the ending of boil water notices which has plagued areas of County Clare for a number of years, as well as the rollout of a conservation programme which will deal with leaks. Irish …

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