Outage affecting water supplies from Trim Water Treatment Plant

16 December 2021

Outage as Brayhill reservoir levels recover

Irish Water, working in partnership with Meath County Council, advise customers in Trim that an an overnight outage is impacting water supplies in the area as Brayhill reservoir levels recover. This is following a mechanical issue at Trim Water Treatment Plant impacting the treatment process. Works to resolve the issue require a temporary shut down this evening.

The outage is expected from 7:00pm tonight, Thursday 16 December until 1:00pm tomorrow afternoon, Friday 17 December.

Affected areas

The following locations may be impacted by disruption to their supply;

  • Trim;
  • Knightsbrook;
  • Scurlockstown;
  • Effernock;
  • Carberstown;
  • Blackfriary;
  • Crowpark;
  • Clonbun;
  • Rathmolyon and surrounding areas.

Full restoration

Typically it takes two to three hours following restoration time for normal supply to be fully restored to all areas but it is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand-washing.

Speaking about the restriction, Michael Cunniffe, Irish Water said: “Irish Water understands the inconvenience this restriction may cause. We are continuing to work to resolve the issues at the plant so that the plant can be fully operational. We are appealing to customers to help conserve water this evening and tomorrow morning by not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and to postpone using dishwashers and washing machines where possible. Further information on water conservation is available from the dedicated Conservation section available here.

Contact us

The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates on local water supply issues, please visit our Water Supply Updates section. 

Irish Water is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.