New Dog Licence System in operation

Does your dog have a licence ?
You must have a licence by law. They cost €20 p/a or €140 for the lifetime of the dog.

Dog Licences can now be purchased online from #Waterford City & County Council, via An Post’s system – See

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Fault at Cove Pumping Station, Tramore

Waterford City and County Council, in partnership with Irish Water, repaired a fault to a pumping station at The Cove, Tramore earlier this morning.

Precautionary “No Swim” notices which are specific to the Cove area will remain in place for a further 12 hours. No other bathing areas in and around the Tramore area are affected by the “No Swim” notices.  Sampling and clean up will continue over the next 24 hours.

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Compulsory Purchase Order 2018 (No.8), Barker Place, Waterford

Waterford City & County Council, Barker Place, Waterford. Compulsory Purchase Order 2018 (No.8)

The Waterford City & County Council (hereinafter referred to as “the Council”), acting on its own behalf, in exercise of the powers conferred upon them by section 76 of the Housing Act, 1966, and the Third Schedule thereto, as extended by section 10 of the Local Government (No. 2) Act, 1960 as substituted by section 86 of the Housing Act, 1966 as amended by section 6 and the Second Schedule to the Roads Act, 1993 and as amended by the Planning and Development Act, 2000, as amended, have made an order titled as above which will be submitted to An Bord Pleanála for confirmation.

If confirmed, the order will authorise the Council to acquire compulsorily the land in the Schedule hereto for the purposes of securing and facilitating the development and
renewal of property at Barker Place, 16-18 O’Connell Street, Waterford. Owners, lessees and occupiers of the land described in the Schedule will receive individual written notice.

Any objections to the Compulsory Purchase Order should be made in writing to An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, to be received no later than 5pm on Friday 3rd August, 2018. The Board cannot confirm a compulsory purchase order in respect of the land if an objection is made in respect of the acquisition by an owner, lessee or occupier of the land, and not withdrawn, until it has caused to be held an oral hearing into the matter and until it has considered the objection and the report of the person who held the
oral hearing.

A copy of the order and of the map referred to in it may be seen between 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday at Customer Services Department, Baileys
New Street, Waterford and at The Atrium, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

M. Walsh, Chief Executive,
City Hall, The Mall, Waterford.

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Irish Water appeal for water conservation as dry spell increases pressure on supplies

Irish Water is appealing to the public to conserve water as a prolonged dry spell has been predicted by Met Éireann. In several areas around the country where water supplies were already under pressure, warm weather has exacerbated this situation.

Demand for water is increasing while levels in rivers and lakes are dropping significantly which means that is there is less water available to treat and supply to homes and businesses. This year has seen extended dry spells and Met Éireann has compared this to 1976 when drought conditions were experienced across the country. Irish Water’s Drought Management Team are monitoring water supplies and demand around the country on a daily basis.

Already some areas in Athlone, Kilkenny and north Dublin have experienced outages and restrictions and areas in Donegal and Mullingar have been identified as being at risk.
In the Greater Dublin Area, where Irish Water can sustainably produce 610 mega litres of water per day, demand has risen to concerning levels. In the summer of 2017, an average of 565 mega litres of water per day was used. However, last Friday in the Greater Dublin Area 602 mega litres of water was used which is very close to the limit of sustainable production.

Commenting on the ongoing situation, Irish Water’s Corporate Affairs Manager, Kate Gannon said, “If demand does not decrease we will start to see homes and businesses on the edge of the network in the Greater Dublin Area experience shortages, as happened in Skerries in recent weeks. The longer this continues, the more people will be at risk of shortages and outages.”

“Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme has teams are on the ground now but we also need the public’s support to reduce their water usage. The top three measure that people can take are not using a hose to water the garden or wash cars; keeping paddling pools very shallow if they are being used; and taking short showers rather than baths.”

“Our Drought Management Team are monitoring the situation daily across the country but if everyone can take these simple steps, it will help us to manage supply and demand. This is a very serious situation and we are seeking the public’s help. Every effort the public make to conserve water will benefit them and their community.”

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National Recreation Week 2018


  • Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th July


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National Water Safety Awareness Week

As National Water Safety Awareness Week takes place, please read the first of our stories, in this case, the importance of child supervision.

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“Summer Sing Out #Waterford City”

Music Generation Waterford presents “Summer Sing Out #Waterford City” on July 30th – Aug 1st. A three day singing adventure for your little singer. Sign up now !

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