22 April 2020 Go back to News
Customers in the Fews area asked to conserve water
Customers in the Fews and surrounding areas asked to be mindful of how they use water
Irish Water and Waterford City and County Council are asking customers in the Comeragh (Briska Lower), Crough, Fews, Graiguerush and Kealfoun areas to be mindful of how they use water at this time.
As groundwater levels are low at this time, the source is struggling to keep up with the daily water demand on the scheme. Irish Water and Waterford City and County Council are prioritising resolving this issue and continue to carry out operational works to minimise the impacts on customers.
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.
How to conserve
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 would like to thank customers for their efforts as work continues to secure water supply to the Fews and surrounding areas.
For further information 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.