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Kildare County Council's Waterworks Department has responsibility for the management, maintenance and delivery of the public water supplies in County Kildare except for the Town Councils of Naas and Athy.

The main activities undertaken are the purchase/production and distribution of drinking water, the maintenance of distribution systems and assets (including the repair of bursts and leaks), the provision of new metered and non-metered connections, and the preparation of reports on all planning applications.

The Waterworks office is based in Newbridge, Co Kildare.


The majority of the water supplied in Co Kildare comes from the Dublin City Waterworks at Ballymore Eustace and this water is delivered by the Poulaphouca Regional Scheme.  The Poulaphouca Regional Scheme serves Naas, Newbridge, Kildare, Clane, Sallins, Kill, Kilcullen, Ballitore, Prosperous, Kilcock, Celbridge (Ardclough Road area), Donadea area, Carbury, Suncroft and surrounding areas. 

Water from the Fingal Co Co Waterworks at Leixlip is distributed to Leixlip, Celbridge, Maynooth, Straffan, Ardclough, Rathcoffey and surrounding areas via the Leixlip Regional Scheme.   

Kildare Co Co delivers groundwater from the well fields at Monasterevin and Rathangan.  This water is blended with Poulaphouca water prior to distribution. 

Athy Town Council delivers water from four groundwater sources to the town and surrounding areas with the exception of the eastern part of the town which is supplied by the Poulaphouca Regional Scheme. 

Castledermot is supplied with water from the Carlow Co Co Waterworks at Rathvilly and is distributed via the North Carlow South Kildare Regional Scheme.

Small Public Water Supplies:  Kildare Co Co supplies groundwater to small rural communities including Churchtown Castlemitchell, Ardcarraig, Clogherinkoe, Clonuff and Redbog. 


In relation to the extreme winter conditions experienced over the last few winters, please see the following information regarding the Lowering of Stopcocks:

Lowering a Stopcock prone to Freezing

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