Irish Water issues National Water Conservation Order in a bid to safeguard supply for essential purposes

Irish Water has confirmed that a National Water Conservation Order commonly referred to as a hosepipe ban will be in place from Tuesday 9 June until Tuesday 21 July. Four weeks ago, Irish Water urged the public to choose handwashing over power washing as domestic water usage increased as people stayed at home in response […]

Hosepipe Ban ‘Increasingly Likely’ as Demand for Water Soars and Drought Conditions Prevail

Irish Water has confirmed that it is ‘increasingly likely’ that a Water Conservation Order, more commonly known as a hosepipe ban will have to be put in place following increased demand on water and deteriorating drought conditions. This comes during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, when handwashing and hygiene remain critically important. Two weeks ago, Irish […]

Irish Water statement on COVID-19 response

The Irish Water Crisis Management Team has been meeting over the past number of weeks to prepare for and deal with any issues arising from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.   Irish Water’s aim is to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and to secure the consistent quality and supply of drinking water and to […]

Irish Water replacing Ageing Water Mains in Mountbolus, Co. Offaly to improve security of supply for local communities

Irish Water, working in partnership with Offaly County Council, is commencing works to replace ageing water mains prone to frequent bursts in Mountbolus, Co. Offaly. The programme to replace problematic water mains in Mountbolus, Co Offaly is scheduled to commence next week and will involve the replacement of approximately 2500 metres of aged problematic water […]

Construction Industry Highlights Dangers of Working Close To Utilities

The construction industry highlighted the dangers of working close to utilities such as water, electricity and gas during Construction Safety Week. Dermot Carey, Director Safety and Training, with the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) said: “Today we focus on the danger posed by working close to utilities – watermains, electricity and gas. Three of our sponsors […]

Clean Coasts and Irish Water select Tullamore as a ‘Think Before You Flush’ community as Irish Water reveal 4,600 sewer blockages across the country this year

Tullamore has been chosen along with 14 other cities and towns as a Think Before You Flush Community. Clean Coasts together with Irish Water are launching the third year of the Think Before You Flush campaign as the utility reveals that there has been an estimated 4,600 sewer blockages this year due to inappropriate items being […]

Nightly water restrictions for Mountbolus from 10pm until 6am starting tonight, Monday, 8th October, until further notice

Irish Water wishes to advise customers in Mountbolus, Co Offaly that restrictions will be in place on their water supply from 10pm until 6am nightly, starting tonight, Monday, October 8th.   Due to seasonal low ground water levels, and following the record summer drought conditions, water levels in the well supplying the Mountbolus Public Water Supply […]

Irish Water replacing Ageing Water Mains in Crinkle, Co. Offaly to improve security of supply for local communities

Irish Water, working in partnership with Offaly County Council, is commencing works to replace ageing water mains prone to frequent bursts in Crinkle, Co. Offaly. The works involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply. Where the […]

Water Restrictions Required In Dunnkerrin To Allow Water levels To Recover

Irish Water are asking customers in Lisduff, Summerhill, Fourteen roads, Longford wood, Rathnaveoge upper, Castlerone, Honeymount to conserve water for the foreseeable future due to increased demand and reducing water levels in the Lisduff Reservoir. The current dry spell and increased seasonal demand are contributing to the reduced available supply of treated drinking water. In order to avoid […]

Irish Water Confirms River Shannon To Meet Urgent Water Needs Of Eastern And Midlands Region

Irish Water has published a report summarising feedback from the latest consultation on the Water Supply Project, Eastern and Midlands Region where the utility asked for views on its identification of the preferred scheme for a new water supply for the region and on the proposed environmental methodology for the Project Environmental Impact Assessment. The […]

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