Water is amazing. Without it, there would be no life and our planet would be a completely different place. But how much do you really know about it?
Explore the water network
Water goes on a remarkable journey so you can drink it from your tap. The water that leaves your home or school through sinks, baths and toilets also needs to be made safe.
Learn about the stages water goes through with our interactive pages, or download a printable version.
Using water at school or home
Water is an important part of our lives. Drinking, cooking, cleaning – we use it in loads of different ways.
Even though it rains a lot in Ireland, we don't have an endless amount of water to use. About 1% of the Earth's water is available freshwater. Everybody should do their part to think about how you use water, and about ways to use a little less.
Think before you flush
Every day thousands of items are flushed down the toilet that should be put in the bin. Only the 3 P’s should be flushed down the toilet – pee, poo and paper. Flushing sanitary and other items down the toilet blocks our sewers and has a big impact on our sea, beaches, and wildlife.
The campaign is operated by An Taisce’s Clean Coasts programme and is supported by Irish Water.
Green-Schools is an award programme for Irish primary and secondary schools. It help students to learn about the environment, including water conservation and efficiency. As part of the programme, school children saved over 389 million litres of water last year. Irish Water sponsors the water theme of the An Taisce Green-Schools Programme.