Featured article

News image

First of two pipes installed underneath estuary between Cobh Dockyard and Monkstown as part of Cork Lower Harbour Project

Irish Water, in partnership with Cork County Council, is working to end the decades-long practice of discharging raw sewage directly into Cork Lower Harbour with the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project.

Read more


20 December 2019

Works to end discharge of raw sewage in Castletownbere

Works to end unacceptable practice of discharging raw sewage into Bantry Bay

  • Plans to build new wastewater treatment plant
  • Scheme to benefit environment and water quality
  • Project to include four pumping stations

19 December 2019

Glaslough residents and businesses set to enjoy more secure supply and better quality of water

Works in Glaslough to reduce leakage as part of our national Leakage Reduction Programme

  • Replacement of problematic water mains
  • Ensure a better quality of drinking water
  • Work areas limited to short sections to minimise impact

19 December 2019

Roundstone residents to benefit from new wastewater treatment plant

Plans progressing for new wastewater treatment plant in Roundstone

  • To end discharge of 645 wheelie bins of raw sewage
  • New plant to serve approx. 1,000 people
  • Part of our investment plan

17 December 2019

Boil Water Notice lifted for customers on the Castlepollard High Level Public Water Supply

BWN lifted for Castlepollard High Level Public Water Supply with immediate effect

  • Notice was put in place following mechanical issue
  • Disinfection process now operating normally
  • Priority is to safeguard water supply

17 December 2019

Crews working to repair a burst watermain in Athlone

Works on watermain that carries water from Athlone water treatment plant to Annagh Reservoir

  • Repair estimated to be completed in early afternoon
  • May take a couple of hours for normal supply to resume
  • Traffic management will be in place for duration of works

16 December 2019

Public urged not to let their festive cooking become a pain in the drain this Christmas

Survey reveals that 58% of the public pour fats, oils and greases down the kitchen sink

  • Almost 8,000 reported sewer blockages cleared this year
  • Survey revealed sink often treated as a bin
  • Play your part by thinking before pouring this Christmas

16 December 2019

Commencement of Gweedore Sewerage Scheme celebrated with ‘Most Innovative Use of Technology’ award

Gweedore Sewerage Scheme wins award at the 2019 National Procurement Awards

  • Award recognises impressive and transformative procurement projects
  • New sewerage system being delivered for Gweedore
  • Sewerage scheme will improve water quality in Gweedore Bay

13 December 2019

Restrictions required in Athlone tonight to allow Annagh reservoir to recover

Restriction on water supply in Athlone from midnight tonight Friday 13 December 2019

  • Restriction in place tonight from midnight to 7am
  • Restriction on supply to protect water levels in Annagh reservoir
  • Water supply will take a number of hours to fully restore

11 December 2019

Appeals to public in the Greater Dublin Area to conserve water over the Christmas period

Appeals to conserve water over Christmas period as demand reaches record levels

  • Demand for drinking water reaches record levels
  • Customers asked to conserve water where possible
  • Conserving now will reduce risk of restrictions

11 December 2019

Boil Water Notice remains in place as Irish Water carries out upgrade works to restore normal supply

Boil Water Notice for all customers served by the Fedamore Public Water Supply

  • Notice remains in place following an increase in turbidity
  • Boil Water Notice affects approximately 500 people
  • Customers are advised to boil water before use

Back to the top