The Story of Water


Documentary synopsis

‘The Story Of Water’ is a documentary that focuses on the critical value of our most precious natural resource and explores the ongoing threats to its future - both globally and in Ireland. Featuring Ireland’s coastal and inland waterways - as well as contributions from engineers, planners and consumers - the documentary explores the development and current state of Ireland’s public water network, presenting a unique perspective on the ongoing national project to upgrade the country’s drinking water supply and wastewater treatment.

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Chapters within the story of water

Drinking Water

We take raw water and put it through a complex treatment process so you can use it safely every day.

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Maintaining our supply

Our current water infrastructure is running at a constant over capacity due to a lack of investment in the past.

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We're investing €500 million in the public water network up to the end of 2021 to reducing high levels of leakage to provide a more reliable water supply.

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By using only what we need, we can all play our part in safeguarding our water for our future.

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Irish Water has sole responsibility for the cleaning and maintenance of the public sewer network. We also operate a network of wastewater treatment plants across Ireland.

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Our Connection to Water

Our future and the future of our water are inextricably linked. Securing them both requires more than just investment, it needs awareness and a new respect for this precious resource.

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