30 May 2018 Go back to News
Burst water main serving Drogheda and East Meath
A repair crew is on site to assess the burst and begin repairs
A burst has occurred on the pipeline serving the Staleen Water Treatment Plant which serves Drogheda & East Meath. A repair crew is on site to assess the burst and begin repairs. The burst is close to the same location as the burst which occurred last year.
Customers asked to conserve water
The treated drinking water reservoir serving Drogheda and East Meath has enough water to maintain a water supply to customers for the present. We are asking all customers to conserve water until we can can confirm a timeline for resumption of a normal water supply. We will provide a further update in the morning and during tomorrow as the picture becomes clearer.
While we are hopeful that the repair on this occasion will be achieved in a shorter timeframe we are nevertheless mobilising our full Crisis Management Team so that we will have contingency measures in place to respond to whatever circumstances arise.
Budget approved for new pipeline to replace existing lines
Irish Water has approved the budget and design for a new pipeline to replace the existing lines. We are in the final stages of resolving all of the contractual issues to begin mobilization of construction of this pipeline within weeks.
Water conservation tips
For water conservation tips, visit our Conserve Water page.