Kilkenny Water Conservation Project


Water Conservation

Water conservation is the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to reduce our demand for water. This helps to preserve our natural water resources, puts less pressure on our sewage treatment facilities, gives greater value for money for customers and provides a greater level of service and water quality for all consumers.

Water is precious and Kilkenny County Council is committed to the protection and improvement of this resource by maintaining a safe and sustainable water supply to the county.


Active Leakage Control

Kilkenny County Council are now finding and repairing in Kilkenny City and throughout the County. Over the course of the last year we have been carrying out essential upgrades to the supply network, installing a countywide data monitoring system and implementing a number of water conservation procedures to further reduce leakage.

All leaks detected on public watermains are repaired by Kilkenny County Council. When a leak is detected on private property, the repair is the legal responsibility of the property owner. A waste water notice is issued to the consumer informing them of the leak and requesting that the leak be repaired in accordance with Clause 56 of the Water Services Act 2007


If You Have A Leak

If you have a leak on your property, it is in your best interest to repair it, this will improve your level of service, reduce leakage and can save you money. If you see a leak on public watermains, or would like advice on how to repair your own leak, please contact Kilkenny County Council on (056) 7794000 and ask for the Water Conservation Office.


Works in Kilkenny City

Small localized shutdowns are taking place throughout Kilkenny City to enable us to detect and repair leaks. It is recommended that water using appliances are not used during these periods of essential works. Disruptions will be kept to a minimum.

Kilkenny County Council would like to thank you for your patience in this matter as these necessary repair works will mean a more economic, reliable and efficient water supply for us all.



Water Conservation Tips

  • If you have a water meter you can use it to check for leaks. Turn off all taps and appliances which use water, then check the meter. If the counter is turning, you may have a leak.
  • Fix any leaking pipes or taps around the house. A dripping tap or overflow can waste approximately 1 litre of water in 15 minutes.
  • Check the plumbing, especially outside and in the attic to see if it is insulated. The pipe may burst if the water freezes.
  • Wait until you have a full load before switching on the washing machine or dishwasher. This will also save on detergent and electricity, saving you money.
  • Don’t let the tap run while washing your hands, shaving or brushing your teeth.
  • Install water saving devices in your toilet cisterns – you can save up to 20% of the water you flush away.

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Emergency Outside Office Hours

If you require the service of the Local Authority for an emergency outside of normal business hours please note the following:

Persons requiring the Fire Service for an emergency should Dial 112 and no other number

For all water related queries 1850 278 278 (Irish Water)

For any other emergency the public are advised to ring 1890 252654

Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny R95 A39T
Tel: +353 (0) 56 7794000 | Fax: +353 (0) 56 7794004
Email: | Emergency outside office hours: 1890 252 654
Water Queries: 1850 278 278 (Irish Water)
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