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Appeal to customers in South Leitrim to conserve water

07 December 2023

Information below is relevant until further updates are provided here or on our Supply and Service Updates section.

Appeal follows an operational issues at the Carrick-on-Shannon Water Treatment Plant

Following operational issues at the Carrick-on-Shannon Water Treatment Plant, customers are being asked to be mindful of their usage, allow supply to catch up with demand and enable reservoirs to fully replenish. 

High usage can lead to pressure reductions which can impact the supply to customers.

Speaking about conserving water over the coming days, Uisce Éireann’s Peadar Griffin said: “We are appealing to customers in South Leitrim to conserve water to give the reservoirs time to replenish. Any reduction that customers can make in their usage can collectively result in significant supply improvements for all customers.”

Peadar added: "It’s important that we all consider our water usage and look at simple yet impactful ways to conserve water. It can sometimes be difficult to know where to start, but even small changes can make a significant difference.”

For more simple ways to conserve water, check out the Uisce Éireann conservation calculator ( which can help people work out how much water they are currently using and how they can conserve even more. 


Uisce Éireann continues to provide detailed, real-time, and local information about water service and supply issues on The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and updates are also issued via Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) @IWCare. Business customers can sign up to Uisce Éireann’s text alert system to receive updates on supply interruptions over four hours in duration at To register as a vulnerable customer or as an alternative contact, visit