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31 March 2020

Irish Water defers the introduction of new business charges to support businesses during the Covid 19 emergency

New framework was due to come into effect on 1 May 2020

  • Situation is to be reviewed in the coming months
  • We will keep businesses and their representative groups up to date
  • We will continue to work with businesses who have been impacted

20 December 2019

Boil Water Notice lifted for all customers on the Whitegate Regional Water Supply with immediate effect

Water being supplied to the area is safe to drink

  • Detailed examination of each stage of the treatment process
  • Improved monitoring and controls
  • We are continuing to carry out improvement works at the plant

16 December 2019

Public urged not to let their festive cooking become a pain in the drain this Christmas

Survey reveals that 58% of the public pour fats, oils and greases down the kitchen sink

  • Almost 8,000 reported sewer blockages cleared this year
  • Survey revealed sink often treated as a bin
  • Play your part by thinking before pouring this Christmas

17 July 2019

Water conservation campaign launched to encourage the public to use only what they need

52% of the public acknowledge that they waste water

  • We all have to play a part in conserving water
  • Small measures can have a big impact
  • Safe, clean, treated water is not in unlimited supply

6 July 2018

Public urged to conserve water as drought conditions continue

Driest June on record since 1850

  • Please conserve water and protect supplies
  • National Water Conservation Order in place
  • Please continue to report all leaks on the public network

4 July 2018

Water Conservation Order (hosepipe ban) now in place nationwide as drought continues

Demand for water is outstripping supplies as warm weather continues

  • Please continue to report all leaks on the public network
  • Urgent need to preserve our scarce water resources
  • Every effort you make at home or at work will help

16 October 2017

Storm Ophelia Update 12.30pm

Incident plans in place and crews on standby

  • Heavy rainfall may increase risk of flooding
  • Power outages may impact water treatment plants
  •  Precautionary Boil Water Notices may be imposed

25 September 2017

Irish Water appeals to those eligible for domestic refunds to update details if necessary

Refunds to be issued to approximately 990,000 customers beginning when necessary legislation is passed

  • No application or registration process
  • Majority of refunds issued before year end
  • Process ready to be implemented

12 June 2017

New wastewater treatment plant in Castlecomer officially opens

Project is part of overall investment of almost €6m in wastewater treatment in Kilkenny

  • Ensure environmental compliance
  • Eliminate untreated wastewater
  • Support economic growth

9 June 2017

Water restrictions on Inis Mór to be eased over weekend

Inis Oirr water supply still at a critical level

  • Historically low water levels
  • Unseasonably dry conditions
  • Great demand on water supplies

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