By Dan Walsh
Uisce Éireann is the new name for Irish Water, Ireland’s public water authority dedicated to helping communities to thrive by delivering water services for Ireland.
The name change came into effect with the enactment of the Water Services (Amendment) Act 2022 by the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien saw Irish Water become Uisce Éireann from December 31st, 2022, and a standalone regulated public water utility on January 1st 2023.
The new brand identity reflects Uisce Éireann’s vision of a sustainable Ireland where water is respected and protected and offers a new opportunity to communicate with the public about the vital services it provides.
Uisce Éireann’s ambition is to create a world class water utility focused on meeting the needs of customers and communities, delivering efficient water services, and supporting housing, economic development and job creation. To achieve this, the organisation is bringing together existing staff with colleagues from Local Authority Water Services to build a truly national organisation with the knowledge, passion and expertise to deliver for communities across Ireland.
The new brand identity features a dynamic “stream” reflecting the flow of water and the circularity of nature, and it re-enforces visually Uisce Éireann’s stated vision for a sustainable Ireland, where water is respected and protected, for the planet and all the lives it supports.
Uisce Éireann operates 716 water treatment plants and 1,057 wastewater treatment plants, manages over 90,000 km of water and sewer pipes, and is investing €5.26 billion in upgrading these assets in the current investment period (2020-2024).