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21 April 2021

Upgrades to improve water supply and reduce leakage in Jerpoint

We are set to replace 450m of ageing, problematic water mains on the R448

  • Works are due to commence in late April
  • Works will pass along the site of the old Cistercian Abbey 
  • Works are part of our Leakage Reduction Programme

5 April 2021

Burst main affecting water supply in Mooncoin, Silversprings, Ballinearsney and Grange

Repairs underway with Kilkenny County Council

  • Up to 100 properties affected
  • Repairs expected t0 be complete by 4pm
  • Normal supply cn take 2-3 hours to return fully

10 March 2021

CRU announces new date of 1 October 2021 for implementation of new water tariff framework

A new non-domestic tariff framework for Irish Water’s business customers 

  • The changes were deferred due to Covid-19
  • The new date provide certainty for businesses
  • New framework was due to go-live on 1 May

5 March 2021

Collaboration in Kilkenny saves enough water to supply 2,500 homes

Major pressure management project in Kilkenny City has saved 900,000 litres of water per day

  • Managing pressure on the network is key to reducing leakage
  • 15% reduction in burst frequencies
  • Reduced operational costs

12 February 2021

Good news for Glenmore as water supply is no longer on the RAL

Over 135 customers have had their water supply removed from the Remedial Action List (RAL)

  • Works took place to improve water supply for the village
  • Water treatment processes were upgraded 
  • New ultra-violet (UV) disinfection system was installed

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 

1 February 2021

Clean Coasts and Irish Water want you to Break Up With Plastic and Think Before You Flush

Clean Coasts are raising awareness about the impact of plastic pollution on our planet and marine life

  • Clean Coasts want to hear your stories on ditching plastic products
  • Ireland is the number one plastic waste producer in the EU
  • Ireland also has the fourth lowest recycling rate

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

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

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