Ireland experienced low rainfall throughout the year which led to water shortages and restrictions including a Water Conservation Order which came into effect on 6 July, 2018. All Water Conservation Orders have now been lifted as rainfall levels have returned or are returning to average for this time of year. 

All Water Conservation Orders lifted

Remaining Water Conservation Orders affecting the Southern, Eastern and Midlands regions have now been lifted.

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About water shortages

How water shortages happen and how we work at Irish Water to conserve, protect, and manage your supply. 

What we're doing

Your questions answered

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Water Treatment Plant drought status

This map shows Water Treatment Plants that are in a drought status around Ireland.

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