Crews working to restore normal water supply in Ballivor
25 January 2024
Uisce Éireann appealing to all customers to conserve water where possible in order to help maintain supplies
Uisce Éireann is appealing to customers in Ballivor and surrounding areas to conserve water where possible in order to help maintain supplies to homes and busineses.
Demand for water is currently higher than the production capacity of the water treatment plant and as a result, some customers in the area are experiencing intermittent low water pressure.
To help restore and maintain the water supply to homes and businesses, water services crews are supplementing demand by tankering treated drinking water to Ballivor water tower and carrying out essential works on the water network.
Michael Cunniffe, Water Operations Lead with Uisce Éireann, said: “Crews continue to work hard to restore normal water services in Ballivor and surrounding areas including carrying out essential works to address leakage and managing reservoir levels."
“We are appealing to the local community to help by checking for leaks on outside taps or in sheds and other unoccupied premises, and report any leaks they see in public areas so that they can be prioritised for repair.”
He also appealed to homes and businesses 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 Conservation page.
Customers are also urged to check water.ie and or report loss of service or visible leaks to assist Uisce Éireann to identify bursts. Live updates on outages are also available on X @IWCare.
During the supplementary works, some customers may also experience temporary, intermittent discoloration to their water supply. For information on discoloured water, please visit our Discoloured Water page.
Vulnerable customers who have registered with Uisce Éireann receive direct communications for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours.
Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment. To find out more visit our website.