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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

Works to restore water supply to customers in Kildare town following a watermain burst

Watermain repairs in Dunmurray Road may cause water outages

  • Repairs are expected to be completed tonight
  • It may take a number of hours for supply to return fully
  • A traffic management system will be in place

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

20 May 2020

Works to restore water supply to customers in Leixlip and surrounding areas

Crews working to restore supply following major watermain burst in Captains Hill 

  • Areas affected: Riverforest, Glendale, Avondale,
  • Saint Mary's Park, Riverdale, Dun Carraig,
  • Main Street, Leixlip

19 May 2020

Works progressing in Maynooth to safeguard the water supply for the local community

Works involve the construction of 1km of new watermains

  • Works along Parson Street and Mill Street
  • Planned outage will take place nightly from 12am to 6am
  • Reminder to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice

15 May 2020

Works resuming in Clane to safeguard the wastewater network in east Kildare

Sewer upgrades and replacements in Clane as part of the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme

  • Construction of new wastewater network
  • Work will be completed in phases with traffic management
  • Road closures will begin Monday 18 May

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

2 April 2020

Works to repair a burst watermain impacting customers on Dunmurray Road and surrounding areas

Works to repair a burst watermain impacting customers in Kildare.

  • Repair expected to be completed by 4.30pm today
  • May take 2-3 hours for normal water supply to return
  • Important to follow the HSE guidance on hand-washing

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

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