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Water Services

Water Services Section is responsible for the provision and improvement of water and waste water systems on behalf of Irish Water. We are also responsible for water conservation, group schemes and the monitoring of drinking water quality.

Irish Water is the new national water utility and is now responsible for managing the delivery of water services to homes and businesses in Ireland. From Tuesday 29th April, 2014 if you have a query or wish to report an issue with Water supply, Water quality or Wastewater, Burst Watermain, Blocked Sewer or loss of pressure, please contact Irish Water at:


Web: Twitter: @IrishWater Telephone: 1890 278 278 (LoCall) Minicom: 1890 378 378


Postal Address:    Irish Water, PO Box 860, South City Delivery Office, Cork City

If you have a query regarding water disruption, low water pressure

Please continue to contact Westmeath County Council for queries in relation to:

  • Non-domestic billing
  • Well grants
  • Group water/sewer schemes
  • Surface water drains
  • Flooding

Capital Projects

Irish Water took over responsibility for the provision of new and the upgrading of existing water services infrastructure


Drinking Water

The council supplies drinking water to over 64,000 people per day in County Westmeath.

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Domestic Lead Remediation Grant Scheme

The Domestic Lead Remediation (Financial Assistance) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 56 of 2016 were signed into law on 5th Feb 2016


School Water Audit

Information on how to do a Water Audit at your School

Waste Water

Waste Water

Westmeath County Council currently operates and maintains 24 waste water schemes, serving over 8,000 premises in the County.

Water Conservation

Water Conservation

The Water Conservation Unit works to reduce the current unacceptably high level of water loss on the 1200 km of distribution mains throughout the county.


Water Metering

General information on Domestic Water and Non Domestic Water Metering within Westmeath

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ERDF Mains Rehabilitation Programme

Westmeath County Water Conservation Project water mains rehabilitation works

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Rural Water Programme

The Rural Water Programme is administered by Westmeath Local Authorities and facilitates the development of water services in rural areas of the County