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22 January 2021

Irish Water extends public consultation of the first National Water Resources Plan (NWRP) until 1 March 2021

To safeguard public health, facilitate growth and meet the challenges of climate change over the next 25 years

  • The NWRP will provide a country-wide analysis
  • Calculate the demand for now and into the future
  • A twelve-week public consultation will seek feedback

19 January 2021

Homes, farms and businesses in Longford asked to check for leaks and conserve water as the recent cold spell has led to a surge in demand for water

There has been a steady increase in demand over the Christmas period spiking in the past few days following the recent cold spell 

  • Water network has experienced more bursts
  • Repairs are being carried out in line with Covid-19 protocols
  • Customers are asked to conserve water where possible 

19 January 2021

Works underway to restore water supply to customers in Ballymahon and surrounding areas following a pipe burst

Edgeworthstown, Corbolla, Lisrobit and surrounding areas may be impacted by disruptions

  • Burst pipe is located on the N55
  • Works expected to be completed at 3pm this afternoon
  • Works are taking place in line with Covid-19 Level 5 protocols

17 December 2020

Restrictions in parts of North Longford to allow the Edenmore Lower and Upper reservoirs to refill following essential works

Nightly restrictions from 10pm until 7am starting tonight and ending on Monday 21 December.

  • Customers in the following areas will be impacted; Derrynacross; Cornafunshin; Kilmahon;
  • Letterggeeragh; Lettergullion; Crowdrumman; Brocklagh; Monaduff; Gaigue; Derawley; Dooroc;
  • Cartrongolan; Drumlish area; Sliabh Cairbe Estate Drumlish Village; and surrounding areas

2 December 2020

Irish Water is progressing with back yard service works to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Templemichael and Bannon Terrace

Delivery of these essential works will provide a safer, more secure water supply for the area, minimising the frequency of bursts and improving the resilience of the network.

  • Works will involve the construction of 420 metres of new watermains 
  • Works may result in some short-term water shut-offs
  • Traffic management measures will be in place

6 November 2020

Irish Water and Longford County Council complete emergency repairs at Lough Forbes water treatment plant

Emergency repairs at the have been completed 

  • Water supply will begin to return to customers this evening
  • Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278
  • Customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare 

16 October 2020

Boil Water Notice lifted with immediate effect for all customers supplied by Lanesborough Public Water Scheme in Longford

The Boil Water Notice impacting customers supplied by Lanesborough Public Water Scheme has been lifted

  • This follows consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE)
  • Notice has been lifted with immediate effect
  • Water is now safe to drink

1 September 2020

Pesticide exceedance detected in Longford this year – reminder to use best practice when spraying

Imperative users of pesticides are mindful of best practice when spraying

  • Six priority catchment areas: Longford Central (MCPA)
  • Newcastle West (MCPA), Belturbet (MCPA), Cavan RWSS (MCPA),
  • Clonroche (Bentazone), Newport (Glyphosate/MCPA)

21 August 2020

Works to restore supplies to areas affected by Storm Ellen

Areas worst affected include:

  • East and North Cork, South Tipperary,
  • West Waterford, South Limerick and East Clare
  • Reminder to follow HSE COVID-19 advice

21 August 2020

Appeals to customers on the Longford Central Water Supply Scheme to conserve water as reservoirs re-fill

Customers in the following locations asked to conserve where possible:

  • Longford town, Ballinalee, Clondra, Drumlish,
  • Kilashee, Lanesborough, Lisreevagh, Newtown Cashel
  • Reminder to follow HSE COVID-19 advice

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