Reminder: Irish Water holds public webinars and seeks feedback on its draft Regional Water Resources Plan for the Eastern and Midlands Region

Irish Water’s statutory public consultation on its draft Regional Water Resources Plan for the Eastern and Midlands (RWRP-EM) Region will continue to run until 14 March 2022. The three-month public consultation began on 14 December 2021 and sets out the options for providing a more secure, reliable and sustainable water supply for 2.5 million customers […]

Irish Water continues to drive down leakage and improve the water supply in Laois

Securing the water supply in Laois remains a vital focus for Irish Water with works due to begin in the Swan Village area on Monday 31 January to drive down leakage and improve the water supply for customers. Working in partnership with Laois County Council, Irish Water is replacing 2.9km of old problematic water mains […]

Vulnerability of Ireland’s drinking water supplies must be urgently addressed by Irish Water, says EPA

The quality of drinking water from public supplies is high, with over 99.7% of samples compliant with bacterial and chemical limits. At the end of 2020, 46 vulnerable water supplies – serving 1 million people – required significant works, with over half experiencing delays. Over 15,500 people were on boil water notices for longer than […]

This Halloween Clean Coasts and Irish Water remind people to never flush wet wipes down the toilet as they might come back to haunt you!

The Think Before You Flush Campaign, operated by Clean Coasts in partnership with Irish Water, is urging people to stop flushing wipes down the toilet. In doing so, everyone will help combat frightening fatbergs, wastewater blockages and scary sewage related litter on our beaches this Halloween. Afterall, there is nothing spookier than waste that comes […]

Irish Water progressing with essential water main replacement works in Laois to safeguard the water supply and reduce high levels of leakage

Irish Water, working in partnership with Laois County Council, is progressing with essential water mains replacement works in Abbeyleix and Portlaoise to improve the security of supply and reduce high levels of leakage in the area. These essential works will be delivered in adherence with the HSE and government guidance on COVID-19. The works, which […]

Irish Water and Green-Schools supporting students during lockdown with suite of Stay Home Resources

Green-Schools, in partnership with Irish Water, are supporting students and their families during lockdown with a series of Stay Home resources aimed at helping them learn more about water, one of our most fascinating and precious resources. With students and their parents adapting to the challenges of home schooling, these online resources are designed to […]

Irish Water appeal to homes and businesses to take steps to prepare for freezing weather and to conserve water

Irish Water and Local Authorities are asking homes and businesses to check for leaks and to conserve water where possible whilst adhering to public health advice on hand washing and hygiene regarding Covid-19. We are asking people to do this to protect the water supply in advance of expected freezing temperatures and snow expected in […]

Irish Water publishes its draft Framework Plan, the first phase of its National Water Resources Plan, for consultation

To safeguard public health, facilitate growth and meet the challenges of climate change over the next 25 years  Irish Water has published the first phase, the draft Framework Plan of the National Water Resources Plan (NWRP), for public consultation. The NWRP is Ireland’s first 25-year strategic plan enabling us to move towards safe, secure, reliable and […]

Irish Water issues National Water Conservation Order in a bid to safeguard supply for essential purposes

Irish Water has confirmed that a National Water Conservation Order commonly referred to as a hosepipe ban will be in place from Tuesday 9 June until Tuesday 21 July. Four weeks ago, Irish Water urged the public to choose handwashing over power washing as domestic water usage increased as people stayed at home in response […]

Hosepipe Ban ‘Increasingly Likely’ as Demand for Water Soars and Drought Conditions Prevail

Irish Water has confirmed that it is ‘increasingly likely’ that a Water Conservation Order, more commonly known as a hosepipe ban will have to be put in place following increased demand on water and deteriorating drought conditions. This comes during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, when handwashing and hygiene remain critically important. Two weeks ago, Irish […]

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