Essential connection works Monday 17 May in Ashbourne may cause disruption

14 May 2021

Working in partnership with Meath County Council

Irish Water is working in partnership with Meath County Council to safeguard the water supply for homes and businesses in Ashbourne. Essential works are scheduled to take place on Monday, 17 May in order to facilitate connection works to the newly installed water main. These works are being delivered in adherence with current HSE and government COVID-19 advice.

These works will be delivered on Monday, 17 May between 9:30am and 4:00pm.

During this time customers in the following locations may experience lower than normal water pressure and in some instances intermittent water outages; Crestwood; Castle Way; Bourne Avenue and Broadmeadow Castle Estate in Ashbourne. Customers impacted by this supply disruption have been notified directly.

Water conservation

Irish Water is encouraging customers to conserve water while these essential repairs are underway. There are ways to conserve water that will not impact on hygiene or handwashing. Simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact on reducing demand on the supply such as not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and to postpone using dishwashers and washing machines where possible.

Covid 19

When works are complete it will take up to 3 hours for normal water supply to return to all customers but it is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand-washing.

Speaking about the works, Liam Henry, Irish Water said, “We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and working in partnership with Meath County Council we will make every effort to minimise any disruption that these necessary works may cause. The delivery of this work is an essential to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Ashbourne and the surrounding areas ensuring a safer more sustainable water supply into the future.”

Collaboration

Irish Water continues to work 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.

Updates

The latest updates on these works will be available on our supply and service section. The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call us on 1850 278 278. Customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.