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20 September 2018

Power outage impacting water supply to customers in Garristown, Ballymadun and surrounding areas

Irish Water and Fingal County Council working with ESB to restore power to Cottrelstown Pumping station

  • Power outage which occurred as a result of Storm Ali
  • ESB is prioritizing restoring power to the water supply infrastructure.
  • Irish Water encouraging customers to conserve water so as not to deplete our reservoirs while power is being restored

14 September 2018

Major project is underway to secure drinking water supply for Dublin with the Leixlip to Saggart Water Main Project

Ensure a more secure and resilient water supply for customers

  • €35 million investment in Lexlip to Saggart Water Main Project
  • Project will construct an interconnecting pipeline and pumping station
  • Short term impacts while construction is underway

7 September 2018

Additional Consultation for Greater Dublin Drainage project

Project will protect public health, safeguard the environment and facilitate growth

  • Public display from Thursday 13 September
  • CPO Submissions or observations by Thursday 18 October
  • Ensure wastewater treated safely in compliance with the EU

3 September 2018

Water Conservation Order (Hosepipe Ban) extended in some areas until 30 September to safeguard water supplies

Water Conservation Order remains in place in the following counties:

  • Dublin, Louth, Meath, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois
  • Offaly, Westmeath, Carlow, Wicklow, Wexford
  • Waterford, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary

31 August 2018

Balbriggan Skerries Sewerage Network Improvement Scheme progressing to benefit community

Project includes the construction of a New Wastewater Pumping Station and Sewer in Skerries

  • Facilitating future growth in the area
  • Help meet wastewater requirements in area
  • Reduced maintenance cost of aging network

23 August 2018

Faster and more frequent meter readings Business customers in Dublin City, Laois and Kildare

New water meters provide more accurate data for leak identification and billing

  • Regional Meter Replacement Programme launched 2017
  • Programme currently ongoing in several counties
  • No charge to customers for installation of meters

3 August 2018

Irish Water invests in new Water Recycling Jet-Vac Unit to ensure delivery of first class service for Fingal customers

New Water Recycling Jet-Vac Unit to ensure delivery of first class service for Fingal

  • Current machines are more than 20 years old
  • Shorter time frame when dealing with blockages
  • Will make essential sewer maintenance safer 

2 August 2018

Research shows over 50% of those surveyed underestimate daily usage by half

The average person uses 129 litres of water a day   

  • 56% believe they use less than 50 litres per day
  • 34% believe they use between 51 and 200 litres per day
  • 10% believe they use over 200 litres per day

1 August 2018

Irish Water awards contract for major upgrade to the Vartry Water Treatment Plant

The upgrade will secure a long-term future water supply for 200,000 people in Wicklow and South Dublin

  • Construction of new water treatment plant will be completed by 2020
  • Upgrade will ensure the plant meets all drinking water standards 
  • Compensation flow of 5 million litres will protect ecology of the river

27 July 2018

Extension confirmed for duration of Water Conservation Order and continuance of water pressure reductions in the Greater Dublin Area

Water supply situation will remain critical up to and possibly beyond mid-August. 

  • Rainfall will not be at a level to assist recovery of raw water sources
  • Water Conservation Order extended to 31 August
  • Continuance of GDA water restrictions for further 2 weeks

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