Irish Water completes works to provide safe and secure drinking water…

first_imgAdvertisement IRISH Water has completed upgrade works to the Croom Water Supply Scheme which will help ensure a clean, safe and secure supply for the area into the future.This investment benefits over 1,700 customers and has led to the removal of this supply from the EPA’s Remedial Action List (RAL).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Previous articleScéalta Grá na hÉireann – 6-part series about Ireland’s Greatest Love Stories Grace O’Malley & Iron Richard Bourke Wednesday 17th 8:30pm TG4.Next articleLimerick Company among the winners at National Enterprise Awards Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Irish Water continues to work with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services. Irish Water would like to remind people to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post The works comprised the development of a new production well, disinfection system and supporting infrastructure to supplement the existing supply to Croom.Bringing this additional source on stream also improves the resilience of the local water supply, particularly in times of drought.The development of this new source, located near the Croom bypass, will increase the volume and quality of water available for homes and businesses in the area and reduce the likelihood of unplanned supply disruption.Paul Cremin, Irish Water’s Asset Delivery Lead, said, “The is an important upgrade of the Croom Water Supply Scheme which will help secure the supply for Croom, Banogue and surrounding areas. Combined with other related upgrades in the disinfection and telemetry systems, it will help improve the safety, security and resilience of the supply.“Croom is a growing and vibrant village and having a safe, secure water supply is essential to its ongoing development. For this reason we are very pleased to have completed this important upgrade to the water supply infrastructure in the area.”This project is one example of how Irish Water is working in partnership with Limerick City & County Council every day to address deficiencies in Limerick’s water network and safeguard water supplies for communities around the county. Upgrade work is also underway at present in Pallagreen, Oola and Fedamore. Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Print LimerickNewsIrish Water completes works to provide safe and secure drinking water supply to CroomBy Staff Reporter – February 14, 2021 95 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email WhatsApplast_img read more

NDPD warns campus of scams

first_imgThe Notre Dame Police Department (NDPD) warned community members of two separate scams in a Tuesday email. The first involves an email inviting the receiver to participate in either a “focus group” or a “Notre Dame focus group” and includes a promise of financial compensation.“Once the participant provides some basic information, several other emails may be sent explaining procedures to follow including receiving a cashier’s check and depositing it,” the email said.The second scam — several instances of which have been reported to the University’s Office of Information Technologies — involves a fictitious email that appears to come from Amazon and prompts the receiver “to enter personal information including their credit card information,” the email said.NDPD encouraged the community to keep a careful eye out for fraud, especially around the holiday season.“Scammers don’t take a break for the holidays, and in fact, some ramp up their activity,” the email said.Scammers utilize strategies such as pretending to be a trusted individual or entity, demanding rapid payments in specific forms and threaten people with arrest or other repercussions from law enforcement, amongst other strategies, NDPD said in the email. Additionally, the best ways to prevent yourself from being a victim of fraud is to treat suspicious sounding offers or communications with skepticism, to never hand out personal information and to call NDPD with concerns.NDPD can be contacted at 574-631-5555.Tags: Fraud, holidays, NDPD, phishing, phone scamlast_img read more

Applications For Jobless Aid Fall To Still-High 1.48 Million

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The number of laid-off workers who applied for unemployment benefits declined slightly to 1.48 million last week, the 12th straight drop and a sign that layoffs are slowing but are still at a painfully high level.The steady decline in claims suggests that the job market has begun to slowly heal from the pandemic, which shuttered businesses and sent the unemployment rate up to 14.7% in April, its highest level since the Great Depression. The total number of people who are receiving jobless aid also fell last week, evidence that employers are rehiring some of the workers who had been laid off since mid-March.Yet the latest figure also coincides with a sudden resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the United States, especially in the South and West, that’s threatening to derail a nascent economic rebound. On Wednesday, the nation set a record high of new coronavirus cases. Many states are establishing their own records for daily infections, including Arizona, California, Mississippi, Nevada, Texas and Oklahoma. Cases of coronavirus have also jumped in Florida and Georgia.Should those trends continue, states may reimpose some limits on businesses that would likely trigger job cuts. Whether by choice or by government order, fewer consumers would shop, travel, eat out and visit bars or gyms. All those scenarios would result in renewed layoffs and hinder the economy.Nervous investors sent stock prices plummeting Wednesday over escalating fears that the economy will suffer further damage from the disease.“The health crisis continues to cast a dark shadow over the economic landscape,” said Bob Schwartz, a senior economist at Oxford Economics, a forecasting firm.Before this week’s heightened worries about the pandemic, many economists had been relatively optimistic. In May, the unemployment rate unexpectedly declined, though to a still-high 13.3%. Consumers began spending again, sending retail sales jumping by a record amount. And sales of new homes rose as record-low mortgage rates fueled buyer interest.In May, employers added 2.5 million jobs, a surprise gain. Still, that hiring represented just one-ninth of all the jobs that have been lost since the pandemic struck. And about 30 million Americans remain unemployed.The economy shrank at a 5% annual rate in the first three months of the year, the government estimated Thursday. Yet economists envision a much sharper plunge in the April-June quarter — a rate of up to 30%, which would be the worst since record-keeping began in 1948. Analysts expect the economy to rebound in the second half of this year before potentially regaining its pre-pandemic level in late 2021 at the earliest.Yet all that assumes that the pandemic doesn’t intensify, force widespread business closures again and set the job market and the economy even further back. If it does, the damage could be dire.For now, real time data on small businesses suggests that the economy’s improvement slowed in June compared with May and then stalled in the past week in some states that had reopened their economies the earliest.Homebase, a company that provides scheduling and time-tracking software to small companies, says the proportion of small businesses that have reopened has leveled off. As of Monday, 78% of U.S. small businesses that it tracks were open, little changed from a week earlier. In Florida and Texas, the proportion of small businesses that have closed has actually risen as a result of the resurgent viral outbreaks.Apple said late Wednesday that it would re-close seven of its stores in the Houston area, which is suffering a spike in cases. Last week, it had said would re-close 11 other stores in four states.Economists at Goldman Sachs have upgraded their economic forecasts for the rest of this year and next year in light of the retail sales gains and other positive data. But they warned that a “significant” second wave of cases this fall that would force business closures could slash growth next year by more than half.For the unemployed, the federal government has been providing $600 in weekly benefits, on top of whatever state jobless aid recipients are receiving. This federal money has pumped nearly $20 billion a week into the economy and enabled many of the unemployed to stay afloat.A majority of recipients are even earning more than they did at their old jobs, raising concerns that this could discourage some of them from returning to work. But the $600 a week in aid will expire after July, and Trump administration officials have said they oppose an extension. Republicans and Democrats in Congress have introduced compromise measures.The $600 a week has been a major help to Alexis O’Neill, who was laid off in March from an accounting job at an aviation fuel company. O’Neill, 49, who lives with her mother in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is looking for a job that would allow her to work from home so she could avoid putting her mother at risk of contracting the virus.She has applied for at least a dozen jobs but has received no responses except an acknowledgement of her application. Many open jobs now seem to offer lower pay than before the pandemic struck. Compounding the dilemma for O’Neill, Michigan is stuck with the nation’s second-highest state unemployment rate, 21.2%.“The job market is terrible,” she said. “Everything either pays so badly or doesn’t come with benefits.”last_img read more