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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

29 January 2021

Essential water main replacement works progressing in Knockdrin, Co. Westmeath to improve the water supply and reduce high levels of leakage

Almost 1.5 km of old problematic water mains along the Castlepollard Road (R394) will be replaced

  • Works are due to begin on Monday, 1 February 2021
  • Works may result in some short-term water shut-offs
  • Traffic management measures will be in place

29 January 2021

Irish Water to start upgrade of Athlone Water Treatment Plant to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Athlone

This essential project will be delivered in adherence with HSE and government guidance on Covid-19

  • Upgrade will be carried out in two phases
  • Phase one will begin on Monday, 8 February 2021
  • Phase two will commence in 2022 

25 January 2021

Irish Water continues to make progress on the Athlone wastewater project to safeguard the environment and provide for future growth and development

When completed, the project will reduce the risk of sewer flooding in Athlone 

  • Sewer overflows to the River Shannon will be reduced
  • New pumping stations will be built in Golden Island and Coosan West
  • It is expected that works will begin in the second half of 2022 

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

7 January 2021

An improved water supply for Mullingar customers as Irish Water completes essential mains replacement works in the town

Works involved the replacement of almost 800 meters of old and problematic water mains 

  • Works took place in the Kilpatrick and Ballinea areas of Mullingar
  • Customers can now enjoying a more secure water supply
  • Works were part of our Leakage Reduction Programme

6 January 2021

Works to reduce leaks and safeguard the water supply in Bullet Road, Athlone have been successfully completed

The works involved replacing over 1km of old and problematic water mains. 

  • Number of bursts and outages will be significantly reduced
  • Homes and businesses can now enjoy a more secure supply
  • Works were part of our Leakage Reduction Programme

4 December 2020

Water main improvement works to progress next week in Ballynacarrigy, Co. Westmeath

Works will safeguard the water supply and reduce high levels of leakage

  • 1.4km of old pipe being replaced
  • Some short-term shut-offs will be required
  • Works part of national Leakage Reduction Programme

1 December 2020

Irish Water progressing with water main improvement works in Athlone to safeguard the water supply and reduce high levels of leakage

Works are taking place on Bullet Road, Athlone.

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

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