what we do

The NADC Ireland branch provides a recognised voice for our membership in Ireland & Northern Ireland so we can a have a say in the future of our industry.

Most importantly, the heart of the association is the promotion of training, certification and standards.

The NADC traditionally provide commentary, guidance and advice on regulatory developments to our members.

Not for profit

Secondly, we are dedicated to promoting professionalism and safety throughout the water industry.

Attract as many members as we can to build a strong association.

Build a community around our website for the benefit of members in the form of more work.

affordable prices

Consequently, we are Ireland & the UK’s leading association representing the interests of sewage and drainage operatives, we provide qualifications, guidance and support for our members.​

The NADC is made up entirely of people actively working in the industry.

NADC – How
much is it?

Annual membership is only €450 – just over €1 per day. * ​

We require a commitment to full certification – which means members are expected

to commence further certification within 3 months of joining.

* see Membership Levels for current pricing and pricing structure

Why it makes sense

In conclusion, we, the drainage industry in Ireland & Northern Ireland, all have a vested interest in securing a say in our future.

An industry connected by a website that displays your competencies to many visitors per month.

Who can join?

All drainage contractors are welcome – together with suppliers and consultants.

The NADC provide national recognition and unity in professionalism with like-minded people.


membership Levels

The NADC Ireland branch is here to provide a voice for the drainage industry we are proactive on training and new initiatives such as DrainSafe and the Hydrant App.

Standard Contractor


/ year

Up to 12 Vehicles

All standard member features

Company Directory

Biannual Newsletters

Dedicated support team

Large Contractor


/ year

More than 12 Vehicles

All standard member features

Company Directory

Biannual Newsletters

Dedicated support team

Supplier Package


/ year

Promote your service or product

Biannual Newsletters

Access to all NADC members

Biannual Newsletters

Dedicated support team

* Prices as per 2022 rates

Join us! It will only take a minute

Contractors and Suppliers Registration Forms available below

NADC Ireland Branch Management Board

Mike Sheehy


Delivering cutting edge technology and solutions to the water, drainage, and wastewater industry.

Over 25 years’ experience within the sector, high level of expertise and knowledge across a wide range of industry equipment and methods.

Focused on driving improvements within the industry through advances in technology, training, and standards.

David Doherty

Board Member

Dave joined the N.A.D.C with the aim of improving the industry safety and service standard across the wastewater sector. Dave’s goal is to have Drainage recognised as a certified trade to establish and maintain a high industry standard . With over 20 years’ experience in the wastewater industry, Unbeatable Drain Cleaning is the 1st company to be Drain Safe approved. Delivering a 24 hour, 365 days a year service with a guaranteed 2-hour response time for emergency callouts. Dave is focused on continuously upskilling his team to expand their knowledge & expertise in order to consistently enhance the service delivered to homes and businesses alike.

John Hurt

Board Member

John Hurt has an extensive experience in drainage and waste management systems. With 22 years inside the drainage industry, John has brought many new innovative ways to the reactive service industry procedures and software’s.

The multi award winning John Hurt team always strive to improve customer centricity and service. Having been successfully trained in grease and waste management systems, John now has a direct supply company to the drainage industry from pump waste systems to building drainage. 

Julia Prince


Sam Crowley

Sam has worked in the drainage sector and wastewater treatment industry for more than 15 years and is committed to continually improving service and safety standards.

The Dyno-Rod team has proudly provided an emergency drain service to the homes and businesses of Ireland for more than 45 years.



The NADC Ireland branch (National Association of Drainage Contractors, Ireland) provides a voice for the drainage industry within Ireland & Northern Ireland.

We champion training and competency within the industry and provide consumers with confidence in the use of competent contractors.

NADC contractors are promoted on our website.

NADC is a not for profit members’ association.


Any drainage-related contractor based on the island of Ireland can join and benefit from the drainage-related services we provide.


Check to see if they belong to any trade associations.

Do a general search on the drainage contractor to identify good or bad reports.

Speak to at least three contractors before making any decision.

Ask for either a fixed price quotation or an accurate reflection of rates.


Our members are committed to providing high quality work through their ongoing training.

We are dependant on promoting good quality drainage contractors.

NADC is the only independent, not for profit members association for the drainage industry.


The primary reason for the  NADC is to drive more business both as a direct result of being a member in the region you operate but also by creating new channels. However, Ireland and the drainage companies that operate within Ireland have been served by the NADC as a subsidiary to a mainly UK based association. Consequently, the decision was made to create an NADC Ireland branch that is run by its Irish members to make sure the views of the drainage industry are put to Government, its agencies, local authorities and other relevant organisations.

NADC Ireland will encompass the basic scope of the NADC as a whole: To provide training, certification and to promote drainage professionals at all times and to provide commentary, guidance and advice on regulatory developments of relevance to members.

In conclusion, the Ireland branch of the NADC will be managed using a management board that recognises the same values, determining the mission and purposes of the organisation’s strategic and organisational planning, ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management, approving and monitoring the organisation’s programs and services enhancing the organization’s public image, whilst assessing its own performance as the governing body of the organisation.

As an example of what the association has accomplished so far we have detailed some examples below:


This project is aimed at providing a true quality marque in the drainage industry. Companies that aspire this standard will be able to provide enhanced evidence of training, quality and insurance information.

Hydrant App

This application was designed in collaboration with  Evifile and provide a smart phone app to ensure water taking from hydrants is monitored correctly.

Energy & Utility Skills Training

The NADC have worked with Energy & Utility Skills and WRc to provide recognised training through out the drainage industry in Ireland and the UK.

where can i find out more about nadc ireland training courses?

NADC Ireland and the National Drainage Academy offer a variety of courses. If you are interested in finding out more about our available training courses and upcoming training dates, please visit the National Drainage Academy site here or click on the individual courses below.

For more information on any of our courses
please e-mail mike@utsltd.ie

SHEA Drains and Sewers

High Pressure Water Jetting

CCTV Drain Surveying

Electromechanical and Milling 

CIPP Lining and Patching

Drain Excavation and Repair

NADC Ireland Branch, 5 Fitzwilliam Square,

Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland, D02 R744

01 6111520

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