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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

9 November 2020

Upgrades to the water network in Co. Laois will safeguard water supply and reduce high levels of leakage

In partnership with Laois County Council, Irish Water is progressing with water main improvement works in Newpark Estate

  • Works may involve some short-term water shut-offs
  • Traffic management measures will also be in place
  • Works expected to be completed by December 2020

6 November 2020

Upgrades to the water network in Co. Laois will safeguard water supply and reduce high levels of leakage

In partnership with Laois County Council, we are progressing with water main improvement works in Lakeglen Estate

  • Works are taking place along local road L-80169
  • Works may involve some short-term water shut-offs 
  • Traffic management measures will also be in place

2 November 2020

Upgrades to the water network in Portlaoise will safeguard the water supply and reduce high levels of leakage

We are replacing old and problematic water mains in Lakeglen Estate, Portlaoise to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage in the area

  • Works are scheduled to begin on Monday 2 November
  • Works may involve some short-term water shut-offs 
  • Traffic management will also be in place

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

7 August 2020

Essential night-time restrictions to safeguard the water supply for customers in Portarlington

Nightly restrictions required in Portarlington beginning tonight

  • Restrictions from 10pm-6am
  • It may take 2-3 hours for normal supply to resume
  • Conserve where possible

22 July 2020

Works to restore supply to customers in some parts of Portlaoise following a major burst

Repair works may cause disruptions to supply in Portlaoise

  • ​Approximately 500 homes and businesses affected
  • Repairs expected to be completed at 5pm this evening
  • Full water supply may take 1-2 hours to return

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

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