10 June 2018 Go back to News
Customers in Skerries and surrounding areas urged to continue conserving water
Water restrictions required to allow water levels in Thomastown Reservoir to recover
Irish Water is asking customers in Skerries and surrounding areas to conserve water for the foreseeable future due to increased demand and reducing water levels in the Thomastown Reservoir. Customers in the Loughshinny and Skerries Road, Rush areas are also being urged to conserve water.
The current dry spell and increased seasonal demand are contributing to the reduced available supply of treated drinking water. In order to avoid widespread water outages it is necessary to carry out water restrictions on the water supply in the coming days.
Restrictions were placed on the supply on Thursday June 7, and will continue over the weekend subject to ongoing review of water levels in the reservoir. The restrictions are being lifted for a period each morning from 6am to 10am to allow tanks in homes and businesses to fill.
During the water restriction periods the majority of homes and businesses will still have a flow of water to their properties however low water pressure may be experienced. A small number of properties, those located on the extremities of the network or on higher ground may lose water supply during the restrictions.
The following locations supplied with water from the Thomastown Reservoir are likely to be impacted by the restrictions:
- Hamilton hill
- Town Parks Newtown Parks
- St Patricks close
- Kellys bay
- Skerries Rock
- parts of Downside
- Hillside Gardens
- Mourne View
- Hoar Park
Alternative Water Supplies will be provided at the following locations:
- At Newtown Parks near Dublin Road Junction
- At Newtown Parks near Selskar Court Junction
- At Skerries point Shopping Centre near Eurospar
- At Millers Lane
View our Alternative Water Supply Map for current water tanker locations.
In an effort to minimise potential interruptions, customers are being asked to conserve water by refraining from watering gardens, washing cars, using power hoses and minimising their use generally
Every small effort to save water will contribute to maintaining supplies and benefit your entire community by reducing the likelihood of water restrictions. For more water conservation tips, visit our Conserve Water page.
To help conserve water, please report any leaks you see on the public network and repair any private side leaks in your homes and businesses to help restore water levels in the network. You can report any public side leaks online via our Report a Leak form or by calling the customer care helpline 24/7 on 1850 278 278.
Irish Water would like to thank all of those users who have already undertaken to conserve water.