Update 21 August - Normal supply will resume to all customers impacted throughout the day

Irish Water and Longford County Council appeal to customers on the Longford Central Water Supply to conserve water as reservoirs refill following the restoration of power to Lough Forbes, Lanesborough and Newtowncashel water treatment plants. Over the course of today normal water supply will resume to all customers impacted by water outages or low water pressure.

Conserve where possible

While water supply to homes and businesses is returning to normal we are asking customers in Longford town, Ballinalee, Clondra, Drumlish, Kilashee, Lanesborough, Lisreevagh, Newtown Cashel and surrounding areas to conserve water where possible. As handwashing remains a priority, simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact on reducing demand on this supply. Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and shaving can save up to 6 litres of water per minute. Taking a shower instead of a bath or using a watering can rather than a hose when gardening can also make a big difference in water use. For more tips on how to conserve water in your home, visit our Conservation page.

Irish Water and Longford County Council understands the inconvenience when an outage occurs and thanks customers for their patience while normal water supply returns following .

Irish Water continues to work at this time with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services. Irish Water would like to remind people to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.

More information

Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates see our Supply and Services section of our website.

Update Thursday 20 18:30: Customers may experience water outages as Lough Forbes water treatment plant is still without power

Irish Water and Longford County Council wish to advise customers supplied by Lough Forbes water treatment plant that they may experience disruption to their supply as the treatment plant is still without power following Storm Ellen. Power has been restored to Lanesborough and Newtowncashel Water treatment plants.

Customers in the following locations (and their surrounding areas) may be experiencing water outages;

  • Ballinalee
  • Clondra
  • Drumlish
  • Kilashee
  • Lanesborough
  • Lisreevagh
  • Newtowncashel

Water conservation

Supply is being maintained to many areas in Longford town by storage in Knockahaw reservoir. While water supply to homes and businesses in Longford is currently dependent on reservoir storage, we are asking customers in the town as well as in Drumlish, Clondra, Ballinalee and Killashee to conserve water where possible. As handwashing remains a priority, simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact on reducing demand on this supply. Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and shaving can save up to 6 litres of water per minute. Taking a shower instead of a bath or using a watering can rather than a hose when gardening can also make a big difference in water use. For more tips on how to conserve water in your home, visit our water conservation section.

Irish Water and Longford County Council understands the inconvenience when an outage occurs and thanks customers for their patience while these emergency repair works are carried out by ESB Networks.

Updates

Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.  For updates please see our water supply and services section.

Irish Water continues to work at this time with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services. Irish Water would like to remind people to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.

Customers on the Longford Central Water Supply asked to conserve water

Irish Water and Longford County Council are appealing to customers on the Longford Central Water Supply to conserve water as the Water treatment plants located at Lough Forbes, Lanesborough and Newtowncashel have been impacted by an electrical outage caused by Storm Ellen. Water supply is currently being maintained by storage in reservoirs.

While water supply to homes and businesses in the area is currently dependent on reservoir storage, we are asking customers in the following locations to conserve water where possible; Longford Town, Ballinalee, Clondra, Drumlish, Kilashee Lanesboro, Lisreevagh, Newtown Cashel and surrounding areas. As handwashing remains a priority, simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact on reducing demand on this supply. Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and shaving can save up to 6 litres of water per minute. Taking a shower instead of a bath or using a watering can rather than a hose when gardening can also make a big difference in water use. For more tips on how to conserve water in your home, visit our Conservation page.

Irish Water and Longford County Council understands the inconvenience when an outage occurs and thanks customers for their patience while these emergency repair works are carried out by ESB Networks.

Irish Water continues to work at this time with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services. Irish Water would like to remind people to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.

More information

Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates see our Supply and Services section of our website.

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