3 March 2018 Go back to News
Disruptions for some customers in Wexford town following recent spell of freezing weather
Irish Water and Wexford County Council are working to resolve these issues and carry out any necessary repairs as quickly as possible.
Issues associated with the recent spell of freezing weather are leading to supply disruptions for Irish Water customers in Wexford town.
However, due to the complexity of the repairs and difficulty accessing the affected sites due to the weather conditions, water restrictions will be put in place in the town from 10pm this evening to 8am tomorrow (Sunday) morning. This is necessary in order to maintain critical supplies for Wexford Hospital.
Irish Water and Wexford County Council will begin to carry out repairs tomorrow (Sunday) morning and updates will be provided as this work progresses. Alternative water supplies will be put in place and details of the locations of these supplies will be posted on the Irish Water website and on local media during the course of the day.
In order to minimise water restrictions and allow the reservoirs to refill over the coming days, customers are urged to conserve water where possible by not running taps unnecessarily and taking showers instead of baths. Irish Water is especially appealing to anyone with an outside tap to ensure that it is securely turned off. A constant flow from an external tap over 24 hours is the equivalent of the usage of 40 households in the same period.
Irish Water and Wexford County Council would like to apologise to customers for the inconvenience this is causing and assures customers that repairs will be completed as soon as it is safe to do so.
Once further information is available we will issue another update. Updates will also be posted to the supply and service section of Irish Water’s website at www.water.ie/water-supply/supply-and-service-update/ or via the 24/7 customer care line at 1850 278 278