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12 February 2021

Extra funding for Irish Water in 2020 delivers 400 jobs and benefits for customers across the country

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien announced two stimulus packages in 2020 totalling €87 million

  • Works were carried out across the country generating 400 jobs in the construction sector
  • Works included the delivery of 67km of new water mains
  • 2.2 million litres of water have been saved each day through find and fix works

5 February 2021

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

Customers are also reminded to adhere to public health advice on hand washing and hygiene regarding Covid-19

  • Freezing temperatures and snow are expected in the coming days
  • Water should be turned off if a premises is vacant
  • Should the freezing weather arrive, there are simple steps to follow if your pipes freeze or burst

4 February 2021

Students invited to learn more about water with new Stay Home resources from Green Schools and Irish Water

A series of resources have been created for students to help them learn more about water

  • Online resources are designed to be fun, entertaining and easily accessible
  • The programme includes 13 weeks of activities targeted to three different age categories 
  • The experiments are designed to be simple enough to carry out at home using easily available materials

3 February 2021

Advice for winterproofing your business premises if unoccupied during Covid-19 restrictions

Business owners can help avoid these issues, expensive repairs and a disrupted water supply, by taking a few preventative measures.

  • It is important to continue the regular maintenance of your buildings
  • Turn off your water while the premises are vacant
  • Drain down the system to ensure that there is no risk of damage from burst pipes 

22 January 2021

Irish Water extends public consultation of the first National Water Resources Plan (NWRP) until 1 March 2021

To safeguard public health, facilitate growth and meet the challenges of climate change over the next 25 years

  • The NWRP will provide a country-wide analysis
  • Calculate the demand for now and into the future
  • A twelve-week public consultation will seek feedback

19 January 2021

Irish Water response to Water Advisory Body Quarterly Report No. 3 of 2020

Irish Water notes the publication of the Water Advisory Board’s (WAB) third Quarterly Report of 2020

  • Investment plan continues to prioritise the need to support housing and development
  • We are making progress with local communities to improve critical infrastructure 
  • We welcome acknowledgement of improved customer engagement and complaints resolution

8 January 2021

Irish Water statement on the continuation of essential operational and construction activities

We are working to continue essential operational and construction works to ensure the continuity of drinking water and wastewater services.

  • Our priority is to safeguard the health and well-being of staff and the public
  • Strict operating procedures have been implemented across all sites
  • These enhanced safety measures are subject to regular auditing and review 

18 December 2020

Neven Maguire teams up with the Think Before You Pour Campaign, appealing to the public not to let their festive cooking become a pain in the drain this Christmas

6 out of 10 people admit to pouring fats, oils and greases (FOGs) down the kitchen sink.

  • FOGs can cause blockages in homes, businesses and the public sewer network
  • Fatbergs can form when FOGs combine with items that shouldn’t be flushed
  • Irish Water clears hundreds of blockages from the wastewater network every week

10 December 2020

Irish Water launches Water Stewardship Programme for Business

We have launched the ‘Irish Water Certified Water Stewardship Programme’ to provide water stewardship training for business customers.

  • Training provides business owners with the knowledge and expertise to lower water consumption
  • Small changes can help to save water and money
  • Find out more on our Water Conservation for Business Hub

19 November 2020

Clean Coasts and Irish Water are asking you to Think Before You Flush on World Toilet Day

Clean Coasts, in partnership with Irish Water, are inviting the public to join the celebration of World Toilet Day on Thursday, 19 November.

  • Campaign highlights the problems caused by flushing items such as wipes and cotton buds down the toilet
  • Irish Water clears approx. 2,000 blockages from the wastewater network each month
  • Actions at home can help to tackle the global sanitation crisis 

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