Castlerea community encouraged to conserve water to maintain supply

24 March 2023

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

Uisce Éireann is asking the community in Castlerea to conserve water to help reservoir levels recover. 

Following heavy rainfall and production issues at Castlerea Water Treatment Plant, Uisce Éireann and Roscommon County Council are working to maintain a sufficient water supply to homes and businesses in the area.

Some customers supplied by Castlerea Water Treatment Plant may experience a reduction in water pressure over the weekend but Ger Greally, Operations Lead with Uisce Éireann, is hoping conservation measures will alleviate the need for nighttime restrictions.  

We are working to ensure customers are not affected by nighttime restrictions. In the meantime, we are appealing to people to help conserve water by not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and to postpone using dishwashers and washing machines where possible. Further information on water conservation is available on our Water Conservation page.

To help people learn more about saving water Uisce Éireann has also developed an easy-to-use conservation calculator so they can work out how much water they are currently saving and how they can conserve even more. The free calculator is available on Uisce Éireann's Water Conservation Calculator page where you can also find lots of useful water saving tips. 

The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates on local water supply issues, please visit the Water Supply Updates section of Uisce Éireann's website.

Uisce Éireann is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.