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31 January 2019

Works to improve security of water supply for Dungarvan get underway next week

Works to tackle high levels of leakage

  • Works to commence next week 
  • Possible short-term outages in the area
  • Part of National Leakage Reduction Programme

7 January 2019

Glyphosate detected in drinking water in Waterford, farmers urged to be mindful when spraying pesticides

It is imperative that pesticide users are mindful of best practice when spraying lands

  • Drinking water supplies vulnerable to contamination
  • Detections of pesticides found in drinking water
  • Glyphosate found in weed killer and used by gardeners

20 December 2018

Irish Water and Clean Coasts remind the public to Think Before You Pour this Christmas

Raising awareness of the damage caused by pouring FOGs down the drain 

  • Over 6,000 sewer blockages so far this year
  • Never pour fats oils and greases down the kitchen sink
  • Working in partnership with Clean Coasts

12 December 2018

Irish Water commits to a new strategic energy initiative in partnership with SEAI

Committed to improving energy efficiency and reducing our carbon emissions 

  • Make energying efficiency an integral part of our BAU
  • Energy efficient design for all projects
  • Leveraging SEAI’s proven methodologies and expertise 

11 December 2018

Clean Coasts and Irish Water launch their Think Before You Pour Christmas campaign

Do not pour fats, oils and greases (FOGs) down the drain

  • More than 6,000 sewer blockages this year
  • Allow FOGs to cool and throw them in the bin
  • Get your free Gunkpot

26 November 2018

Works to improve water quality, security of supply and reduce leakage get underway in Ring

Decommissioning 1.1 kilometres of problematic cast iron water mains

  • New service connections will be installed
  • Traffic Management will be in place
  • Works may involve some short-term water shut offs

19 November 2018

When Nature Calls - highlighting the benefits of nature based solutions to wastewater treatment today on World Toilet Day

Integrated Constructed Wetlands

  • Looks and functions as a natural wetland
  • Environmentally-friendly and rich in biodiversity
  • Home to many species of flora and fauna

12 November 2018

Modernisation of Waterford’s water supply to lead to big improvements in water quality for thousands of customers

Replacing old water treatment plants with modern state-of-the-art treatment facilities

  • Ensuring better quality water for our customers
  • Upgrade to Rathgormack Water Treatment Plant
  • Decommissioning of older plants 

9 November 2018

Business customers in Cork, Kerry and Waterford receive new water meters

These water meters will provide more accurate data for leak identification and billing

  • No charge to customers for installation
  • Meter Replacement Programme ongoing 
  • Allowing for faster and more frequent meter readings

8 November 2018

Irish school children saved 389 million litres of water last year as part of the Green-Schools water theme sponsored by Irish Water

Sponsoring An Taisce's Green-Schools water theme for sixth year running

  • Supporting water conservation and efficiency 
  • Over 2,300 schools awarded water flag
  • Student Ambassador Programme

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