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18 January 2021

Repairs to burst water main close to Vartry water treatment plant continue

Repairs are taking place between Vartry water treatment plant and Newtown Mount Kennedy

  • Repairs are expected to be completed by Tuesday, 19 January 
  • Customers may experience low water pressure while works take place
  • Repair works are taking place in line with Covid-19 Level 5 protocols

12 January 2021

Irish Water appeal to homes and businesses in the Greater Dublin Area to check for leaks as the recent cold spell has led to a surge in demand for water

There has been a steady increase in demand over the Christmas period, spiking in the past few days following the recent cold spell 

  • The public water network has experienced a higher than normal volume of bursts
  • We are working to complete repairs in line with Covid-19 protocols 
  • Customers are asked to conserve water where possible

14 December 2020

Irish Water joins up with East Coast FM for Water Wise Wicklow Week, a week of interviews with experts from the water industry

Interviews took place each day on The Morning Show with Declan Meehan.

  • Experts from the water industry spoke throughout the week
  • Listeners heard about all aspects of our most precious resource 
  • Critical work carried out deliver water and wastewater services explained

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

18 November 2020

Irish Water welcomes granting of foreshore licence to progress with the new wastewater treatment plant for homes and businesses in Arklow

New wastewater treatment plant will result in significant improvements to water quality in Arklow by ending the discharge of raw sewage directly into the Avoca River.

  • Plans are at an advanced stage 
  • Planning permissions, lands and licences have been secured
  • Works are expected to begin in the second half of 2021

5 October 2020

Minister Darragh O’Brien visits the Blanchardstown Regional Drainage Scheme

Project is being delivered with Fingal County Council

  • Storm water management facility & pumping station in Waterville park
  • 3km of new wastewater pipeline constructed using innocative tunnelling
  • Works scheduled to be completed by 2023

10 September 2020

Do Not Consume water restriction on Kirikee water supply lifted with immediate affect

The drinking water can now be consumed as normal

  • Network flushing has been completed 
  • Water sampling has confirmed that the water is now safe 
  • Issue was due to flooding of the water treatment plant 

3 September 2020

Water main improvement works in Greystones to improve supply and reduce leakage

Works will ensure a more secure water supply for:

  • Upper Grattan Park, Lower Grattan Park,
  • Kindlestown Park and Beechbrook Park
  • Works scheduled to begin Monday 7 September

28 August 2020

Work on-going to repair a wastewater pipe in Bray

An underground wastewater pipe was accidentally hit and damaged during site investigation works 

  • The site investigation works were not related to Irish Water
  • To carry out repairs, Bray pumping station must be is off
  • Crews are onsite working to carry out the repair 

27 August 2020

Progress being made with repairs to a wastewater pipe in Bray

Crews working to carry out repair as quickly and as safely as possible

  • Underground wastewater pipe was accidentally hit
  • We will continue to be updated on progress of repair
  • Precautionary bathing restriction notice at Bray South beach

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