Water safe to drink in Co. Kildare and fully meets regulatory standards

12 May 2023

Uisce Éireann can confirm following sampling and testing results received today in response to taste and odour issues reported in Athy, Newbridge, and surrounding areas that the drinking water fully meets regulatory parameters and is safe to drink.

Following reports of abnormal taste and odour, Uisce Éireann has arranged additional specialist sampling for compounds that are known to cause taste and odour issues.

Kevin Love, Regional Asset Operations Lead at Uisce Éireann said, “Our primary focus is the protection of public health. We understand the concerns raised by some customers in relation to the odour and taste of their drinking water and we would like to reassure all customers that the water coming from the water treatment plants serving Co Kildare is safe to drink. The treatment plants supplying water to customers in Co Kildare are operating in full compliance with drinking water regulations.

The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries or concerns.

For real time updates, please visit the Supply and Service Updates section of our website. 

Customers experiencing taste or odour issues can find out more information by visiting the Unusual Taste or Smell page of our website

Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment. To find out more visit the Uisce Éireann website.