29 May 2020 Go back to News
Customers in the Ballylaneen, Kill and Bonmahon areas asked to conserve water
Technical issue at water treatment plant has resulted in reduced treated water production
Irish Water and Waterford City and County Council are asking customers in the Kill, Ballylaneen, Bunmahon, Ballyvadden, Kildwan, Ballinasissla, Annestown and Kilmurrin areas to be mindful of how they use water at this time.
A technical issue at the water treatment plant supplying the Ballylaneen, Kill and Bonmahon Water Supply Scheme has resulted in reduced treated water production. The level of water available in the reservoir is very low as a result. Irish Water is working in partnership with Waterford City and County Council to address the technical issue and appealing to the public to conserve water where possible as we do so, to ensure that water supply can be maintained to these areas.
It is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand washing at this time and while handwashing remains a priority, simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact on reducing demand on the supply.
Tips on how to conserve
Use a rose head watering can in the garden and a bucket and sponge to wash your car. A hose uses more water in one hour than the average family uses in a day.
We are also reminding people with responsibility for properties that are currently unoccupied to check for leaks and turn off water where it is not required. There are lots more tips on how to conserve water in your home on our Conservation page.
Irish Water is working at this time, with our local authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of drinking water and wastewater services.
Conserve where possible
Irish Water and Waterford City and County Council is appealing to the public to conserve water where possible at this time, to ensure that water supply can be maintained to all of those on the Ballylaneen, Kill and Bonmahon Water Supply Scheme.
For updates on supply visit our Water Supply Updates page . The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call us on 1850 278 278 and contact us on Twitter @IWCare.