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Water Conservation Order (Hosepipe Ban) extended in some areas until 30 September to safeguard water supplies

The Water Conservation Order (hosepipe ban) has been extended for Dublin, Louth, Meath, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Carlow, Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary until 30 September to safeguard water supplies in these areas. It has been lifted for the north west of the country due to increased rainfall and conservation measures over the past two months.

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19 January 2018

Carrick-on-Suir community to benefit from Irish Water project to replace old water mains

Supply subject to frequent bursts and a high level of leakage

  • Replacement of 5km of aging trunk main
  • Improved water pressure for customers
  • Secure and reliable water supply

19 January 2018

Upgrade to wastewater infrastructure at Loughshinny progressing

Project will protect the environment and improve the bathing water quality

  • Stop the discharge of untreated wastewater into the sea
  • Support future development in Rush, Skerries and Loughshinny
  • Forms part of Fingal wastewater network upgrade

18 January 2018

Securing the water supply for customers in Portarlington

Replacement of ageing water mains prone to frequent bursts

  • In partnership with Laois County Council
  • May involve short-term water shut offs
  • Part of Leakage Reduction Programme

18 January 2018

Upgrade to Tinure Wastewater Treatment Plant, Co. Louth

Upgrade will benefit the environment

  • Reduce overflows to White River
  • Increase efficiency of the plant
  • Works commencing Monday, 22 January

18 January 2018

Essential work to begin in Cork City to provide a secure and reliable water supply

Replacement of ageing water mains to maintain reliable water supply

  • Reduce the risk of contamination
  • Ongoing investment in Cork City's water supply
  • Part of Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme

17 January 2018

Irish Water investing in Longford’s water infrastructure

Replacement of ageing water mains prone to frequent bursts

  • In partnership with Longford County Council
  • Providing a clean, safe and reliable water supply
  • Part of Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme

16 January 2018

Sligo Water Mains and Sewer Rehabilitation project ahead of schedule

Project will ensure improved supply to all customers

  • Forecast to finish by end of March 2018
  • Sligo projects form part of national investment plan
  • Reducing network leakage to less than 38% by 2021


16 January 2018

Project progressing to reduce overflows in Newbridge

Part of Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme Contract 

  • Reduce overflows to the River Liffey at Kilbelin and Newhall
  • Compliance with the Urban Wastewater Treatment Regulations 2001
  • Notice to confirm CPO granted

12 January 2018

Consultation open for standardisation of Irish Water new connection charges

Proposal will standardise the scope of work involved in each connection

  • Simplify current charging arrangements
  • Provide a single national connection charging framework
  • Will be based on a service need and not development floor area

12 January 2018

Essential maintenance works to take place at Tír an Fhia Water Treatment Plant

Works commencing 11am, January 19 until 6pm, January 20

  • Customers will experience outages during works
  • Alternative water supplies will be available
  • For outage notifications visit Twitter@IWCare 

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