Managing our Water Supplies
Water is supplied in Dublin on a Regional basis. The Region includes all of Dublin City and County and parts of Wicklow and Kildare. On a typical day 540 million litres of water is collected from our rivers, cleaned and made safe to drink at four main treatment plants. Three of these treatment plants are operated by Dublin City Council on behalf of Irish Water at Ballymore Eustace (Liffey), Roundwood (Vartry) and Ballyboden (Dodder). Fingal County Council operates the treatment plant at Leixlip (Liffey) on behalf of Irish Water.
Once water is treated it has to be delivered to the Region’s 1.5 million customers through a series of service reservoirs and a network of 7,200km of underground pipes, of which over 2,400km are in the City. Most of our water is gravity fed however in some elevated areas pumping is required.
- Where does my water come from?
- How is water treated?
- How is water pressure managed?
- How is water leakage managed?
- Why are there water restrictions during and after a severe cold spell?
For more information
Irish Water Contact Details:
Telephone: 1850 278 278 (LoCall)
Minicom: 1850 378 378
(For hearing impaired customers with minicom equipment)
Postal Address: Irish Water, PO Box 860, South City Delivery Office, Cork City
To report an issue on Water Services please contact IW (Abtran) directly on 1890 278 278 (LoCall)
Please continue to contact Dublin City Council for information or issues relating to business account queries, surface water drainage and flood management.