The Story of Water


Documentary synopsis

‘The Story Of Water’ is a documentary that focuses on the critical value of our most precious natural resource and explores the ongoing threats to its future - both globally and in Ireland. Featuring Ireland’s coastal and inland waterways - as well as contributions from engineers, planners and consumers - the documentary explores the development and current state of Ireland’s public water network, presenting a unique perspective on the ongoing national project to upgrade the country’s drinking water supply and wastewater treatment.

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Ireland AM

Elaine Doyle of An Taisce discusses The Story of Water and the Think Before You Flush campaign on Ireland AM and the impact that flushing the wrong items down the toilet has on our homes, sewers and the environment.

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Chapters within the story of water

Drinking Water

We take raw water and put it through a complex treatment process so you can use it safely every day.

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Maintaining our supply

The Greater Dublin Area's water supply is under increasing pressure.

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We're investing €500 million in the public water network up to the end of 2021 to reduce high levels of leakage and provide a more reliable water supply.

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By using only what we need, we can all play our part in safeguarding our water for our future.

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The environmental impact of untreated sewage flowing directly into our rivers, lakes, and seas causes dire consequences for plants, fish, wildlife and for our amenities. Find out what we’re doing to address these issues.

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Our Connection to Water

Our future and the future of our water are inextricably linked. Securing them both requires more than just investment, it needs awareness and a new respect for this precious resource.

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Visit our Projects & Plans section to find out how we are improving water services in your area

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