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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

23 October 2020

Jamestown customers set to enjoy more reliable water supply following mains replacement works

Approximately 1.3 kilometres of problematic watermains are due to be replaced

  • Works are due to commence on Monday, 26 October
  • Works may result in some short-term water shut-offs
  • Road closures and diversions will be in place

9 October 2020

Manorhamilton residents set to enjoy a more secure supply and better quality of water following water mains replacement works

The works will reduce water lost by leakage and provide a more secure supply

  • The mains are being replaced at McDermott Terrace
  • Works start on 12 October and will be completed in November
  • Approx 200 meters of new water mains will be constructed

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

14 July 2020

Residents in St George’s Terrace, Carrick on Shannon now enjoying more reliable supply

Works completed in St George’s Terrace will reduce leakage in the area

  • Replacement of approx. 242m of old and damaged pipes
  • New pipes made of high density polyethylene (plastic)
  • New water service connections installed

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 July 2020

Glyphosate detected in drinking supplies in Leitrim, users urged to be responsible when spraying pesticides

Exceedances recorded in Balinaglearagh, Dromahair, Ballinamore and Mong

  • Exceedances of pesticide glyphosate detected in supplies
  • Users reminded to use best practice when spraying
  • Basic steps for reducing pesticide risks

15 June 2020

7 million litres of water per week being saved in Carrick on Shannon due to leakage repairs and other works

Works in Carrick on Shannon part of our Leakage Reduction Programme

  • Results were achieved by finding and fixing leaks;
  • Improving management of the district metering area;
  • controlling and managing pressure more effectively

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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