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Environment Contacts:


045 980588

045 980587

Litter hotline

1850 243 143


Flood Risk Management

The Flood Risk Management Department are responsible for the delivery of flood relief schemes identified in the OPW Flood Risk Management Plans. Details of the plans are available at: www.floodinfo.ie 

This OPW website also contains flood risk mapping. 

Current scheme websites:


I am a landowner.  Where can I find information on my rights and responsibilites?

The Office of Public Works (OPW) have published a guidance document aimed at owners of land or property which is located on the banks of a watercourse - both natural and artificial. Such landowners are commonly termed riparian owners. Landowners need to be aware of their rights and responsibilities in relation to watercourses and this online leaflet provides some practical advice and assistance for the management of watercourses.  More informaiton from the Office of Public Works on their dedicated Flooding website: https://flooding.ie/

This OPW guidance document "Living near Watercourses, A guide to the Rights and Responsiblities of Landowners (January 2020)" is also available to download from our Publications section http://kildare.ie/countycouncil/YourCouncil/Publications/Environment/