25 May 2020 Go back to News
Customers in the Ballylaneen, Kill and Bonmahon areas asked to conserve water
Appeals to conserve water to ensure supply can be maintained in the affected areas
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 occurred at the water treatment plant supplying the Ballylaneen, Kill and Bonmahon Water Supply Scheme over the weekend. This resulted in reduced treated water production and the level available in the reservoir is very low as a result. Irish Water and Waterford City and County Council are appealing to the public to conserve water in particular over the next couple of days, 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.
Conserve where possible
Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and shaving can save up to 6 litres of water per minute. Taking a shower instead of a bath, or using a watering can rather than a hose when gardening can also make a big difference in water use.
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.
Irish Water and Waterford City and County Council is appealing to the public to continue to conserve water at this time, to ensure that supply can be maintained to all of those on the Ballylaneen, Kill and Bonmahon Water Supply Scheme.
For further information on updates visit our Water Supply Updates section. 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.