Abbeyfeale water supply gets the all clear

first_img Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Internet Safety DayNext articleLimerick Film Producers set for one of the World’s best film festivals Staff Reporter TAGSAbbeyfealeEnvironmentIrish WaterLimerick CountyNews THERE was good news last week for the 6,400 people relying on the public water supply in Abbeyfeale, as the Environmental Protection Agency removed it from its Remedial Action List (RAL).The latest report from the agency shows that Irish Water has reduced the number of schemes on the RAL in Limerick from 13 to two since 2015.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The RAL identifies drinking water supplies that are “at risk of failing to consistently supply safe, clean drinking water”.The Abbeyfeale water supply was given the thumbs up by the EPA following an extensive campaign, run in conjunction with the National Pesticides and Drinking Water Action Group (NPDWAG), to raise awareness of responsible pesticide use in the wider River Feale catchment area.Works are continuing on two other supplies on the RAL in Limerick, the Croom and Newcastle West water supplies, with a view to having them removed from the RAL as soon as possible.Deirdre O’Loughlin, water compliance specialist with Irish Water, said: “The publication of the latest RAL by the EPA confirms that while improvements have been made in many areas, the scale of the challenge faced by Irish Water in ensuring the delivery of clean and safe water in Limerick and throughout the country remains.“As a single national utility, Irish Water has been able to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the performance of Ireland’s drinking water treatment plants and focus investment where the risk to our customers is highest. Nationally Irish Water has adopted a prioritised programme of works which will require an investment of €2 billion by 2021.Irish Water is working in partnership with local authorities to address the issues affecting the water supplies which remain on the RAL and to bring them to a standard where the EPA determines that they can be removed.”by Kathy [email protected] WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsEnvironmentAbbeyfeale water supply gets the all clearBy Staff Reporter – February 12, 2020 721 Limerick customers to benefit from extension of Irish Water’s First Fix free scheme to tackle leaks Linkedin Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Printcenter_img Irish Water to replace old water mains on St Nessan’s Road Limerick on Covid watch list Facebook Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues Update: Works underway to resolve discolouration of water in Raheen area Email Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Fit-again Rodwell out to impress

first_imgJack Rodwell hopes he has put his injury-plagued start to life at Manchester City behind him and is ready to play a more major role for Roberto Mancini’s side. Press Association The England midfielder cost City £12million when he signed from Everton last summer but he has made only nine appearances, two of them starts. Hamstring problems have been the main source of Rodwell’s frustration and he was out for more than three months between October and January. Since returning to fitness he has made three substitute appearances, including playing the final half-hour of the FA Cup fifth-round victory over Leeds on Sunday. The 21-year-old said: “I have been working really hard, keeping up my work and feeling as fit as ever.” center_img He added: “There is great competition, and I knew that when I joined, so I have to be patient, keep working, and see what happens. The manager knows how versatile I can be – I can play along the back as well, so I hope that is to my benefit in getting a few more games. “My main aim now is to stay fit. That has been my main problem for the last year or so, an inability to stay fit and shrug off little injuries. That has held me back and I think, if I can stay fit, the games will come.” Rodwell has left no stone unturned in attempting to solve his hamstring issues, including changing his car, and he is putting in an extra hour and a half’s work every day to try to ensure they are a thing of the past. He said: “You have to rule out everything and then nothing can be a problem. I think it has worked, but it is more to do with the gym work I have been doing with City. The physios have highlighted that and done a really good job. I have stuck to a six or seven-week programme where I have not had a day off. “I have hammered the work, done a lot of hamstring work and luckily, touch wood, it has worked. I intend to keep that up for the rest of my career. Hopefully I will stay fit and strong.” Rodwell, twice capped by England, has played most of his football in midfield but believes his future could lie in central defence and has his eye on a similar career progression to City captain Vincent Kompany. “Any player at City is prepared to play anywhere, and I’m no different,” said Rodwell. “Midfield, defence, I have even played out wide for Everton, so I will do a job anywhere and give 100 percent. Vinny is a good player, and I look up to him, watch his game and would definitely take the same path as him. He started out in midfield and is now one of the best centre-halves in the world.” last_img read more