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8 December 2020

Irish Water publishes its draft Framework Plan, the first Phase of its National Water Resources Plan, for consultation

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 10-week public consultation will seek feedback

27 November 2020

Kilkenny City watermain improvement works complete and water being restored to all customers

While water returns to the network pressure may be lower than normal 

  • A full water supply with full pressure will return by 5pm this evening (Saturday)
  • Irish Water & Kilkenny County Council thank you for your patience during the works
  • For updates please see our water supply and services section

23 October 2020

Burst main affecting Inistioge and the Rower

Burst consisted of a split along the full length of a 30ft length of the 9 inch pipe

  • A temporary fitting was put place on 22 October
  • A new permanent fitting was delivered on 22 October
  • Water is due to return to full pressure at 6pm

25 September 2020

A safer and more reliable water supply on the way to Fatima Place in Kilkenny

The project will replace ageing back yard water mains and providing new service connections 

  • Work will begin on September 28
  • A more reliable water supply
  • Reduce high levels of leakage

20 August 2020

Kilkenny sludge management project wins at UK Water Industry Awards

Kilkenny Project awarded Asset Optimisation Initiative of the Year

  • Projects financial savings is over €140,000 p.a.
  • Benefit to local environment
  • Irish Water is the frist winner of this category

20 August 2020

Pesticide exceedances continue to be detected in drinking supplies around Ireland

Detection of pesticides may be as a result of specific spraying activities

  • MCPA is a main pesticide being detected
  • Users reminded to use best practice when spraying
  • Basic steps for reducing pesticide risks

8 July 2020

Water Conservation Order lifted following heavy rainfall and recovery of sources

Lifting of Water Conservation Order better known as the hosepipe ban

  • Lifted following heavy rainfall & recovery of resources
  • Continuing to monitor affected water sources
  • View our video for tips on how to conserve

7 July 2020

EPA Drinking Water Report highlights continuing high quality of public water supply

The EPA has recognised the continuing high quality of the public water supply

  • Over 99% of water samples were in compliance
  • 11 supplies removed from the Remedial Action List
  • 15,000 lead service connections replaced against target of 9,000

1 June 2020

Water Conservation Order ‘increasingly likely’ as demand for water soars and drought conditions prevail

Handwashing and hygiene remain critically important

  • Please choose handwashing over power washing
  • Domestic water usage increased by an average of 20%
  • Increase in commercial demand as businesses reopen

22 May 2020

Irish Water launches advice for businesses re-opening premises

Launch of new section to help ensure internal water and wastewater systems are made safe

  • Tips to bring systems and devices back into use
  • Issued listed relating to un-used water in buildings
  • Working to maintain a safe & reliable public water supply

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