Blockages

Who is responsible for clearing blocked drains and what you should do if you have a blocked drain.

Blocked drain advice

Sewer flooding

Has your property been flooded by sewage or have you seen a flooding wastewater sewer? Find out what to do and who is responsible.

Sewer flooding information

Prevent blockages

Protect your property and drains from blockages with these simple tips to keep your sink, toilet and drains clear.

Prevent drain blockages

Who is responsible for wastewater issues?

  • Irish Water has sole responsibility for the cleaning and maintenance of the public sewer network
  • Householders / property owners are responsible for their internal plumbing and the private side pipework leading up to the sewer mains
  • If you are connected to a septic tank or a private waste water system we cannot assist you

View our pipe responsibility guide

Back to the top