Crews continue to drive down leakage and improve the water supply in Trim

09 August 2022

Securing the water supply in Trim remains a top priority for Irish Water as the intensive campaign continues to drive down leakage across the town and improve the water supply to homes and businesses.

Working in partnership with Meath County Council, Irish Water is upgrading the watermain along the Dublin Road area of Trim, due to frequent bursts that have caused regular water outages in the area. As part of these leak repair works, there will be disruption to the water supply on Thursday, 11 August 2022, from 8am to 6pm. During these essential works, homes and businesses along the Dublin Road will be impacted by water interruptions.

The works continue to be delivered as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme which will deliver significant benefits to the local community including improved water quality, a more secure water supply and considerable water savings.

Highlighting the importance of this upgrade, Matt Thomson, Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead with Irish Water, said, “We are delighted to be making significant progress with this essential upgrade for Trim. Replacing these old and damaged, pipes is a first step in tackling water quality, pressure, and leakage issues which have been affecting homes and businesses."

"The works will not only reduce the amount of drinking water lost to leakage, but it will also significantly improve water quality for the local community as well as delivering a much more reliable supply for generations to come.

Matt added, “On behalf of Irish Water, I would like to thank the local community in Trim for their on-going patience and cooperation. Based on previous experiences, we know that the short-term inconvenience will be overshadowed by the long-term benefits.”

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water receive direct communications from us for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours.    

Upon restoration of the water supply, customers may notice some discolouration to the water and/or some differences in taste. This should only be temporary and should clear after running the tap for a number of minutes. If the issue persists, customers should contact the Irish Water customer care helpline, open 24/7, on 1800 278 278 and on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please visit the Supply and Service Updates section of the Irish Water website.

For further information please visit our dedicated pages on discoloured water and abnormal taste and smell which offer practical advice for customers experiencing these issues.

Fixing leaks can be complicated but we are making progress. In 2018 the rate of leakage nationally was 46%, by the end of 2021 it was reduced to 38%. We are on track to achieve a national leakage rate of 25% by the end of 2030. For more information, please visit the National Leakage Reduction Programme page of our website.

Irish Water 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.