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3 July 2020

Need for Water Conservation Order to be reviewed following heavy rainfall

Review of need for Water Conservation Order

  • WCO commonly referred to as a hosepipe ban
  • Heavy rainfall has helped recover some water supplies
  • View our video for tips on how to conserve

3 June 2020

Night-time restrictions are required tonight to safeguard the water supply for customers supplied in Castlepollard and surrounding areas

Overnight water restrictions from 10pm - 6am

  • Restriction necessary to allow reservoir levels to recover
  • Please conserve water where possible
  • Please report any leaks on the public network

3 June 2020

Working to restore water supply to customers in Kinnegad and surrounding areas following a watermain burst

Working to restore the water supply in Kinnegad town and surrounding areas

  • Water outages may be experienced during repairs
  • Crews on site working to repair the burst
  • Repairs expected to be completed by 3pm

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

12 May 2020

Public urged to choose handwashing over powerwashing as domestic water usage increases by an average of 20%

Households are using an additional 24 litres of water per person per day

  • Important to follow HSE guidance on hand-washing
  • Appealing to prioritise handwashing over powerwashing
  • View our video for tips on how to conserve

8 April 2020

Pesticide exceedances/detections continue across the country this year

Farmers and other users reminded to use best practice when spraying

  • Improper use means pesticides can end up in drinking water
  • Regulations for pesticides are very stringent
  • Basic steps for reducing pesticide risks

31 March 2020

Irish Water defers the introduction of new business charges to support businesses during the Covid 19 emergency

New framework was due to come into effect on 1 May 2020

  • Situation is to be reviewed in the coming months
  • We will keep businesses and their representative groups up to date
  • We will continue to work with businesses who have been impacted

17 March 2020

Working to restore the water supply in Westmeath following pipe burst

Areas affected include Galmoylestown, Collinstown, Fennor, Knockdrin and surrounds

  • Repairs underway and will be completed by 6pm this evening
  • Full service may take some time to return as network refills
  • Customer Care Helpline 1850 278 278

16 March 2020

Irish Water Statement On COVID-19 Response

Crisis Management Team has been meeting over the past few weeks to prepare for issues arising from the COVID-19 outbreak

  • Aiming to ensure the safety and well-being of staff
  • Securing the consistent quality and supply of drinking water
  • Maintaining wastewater services on the public network

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