Essential over-night restrictions required for Ardfinnan Regional Public Water Supply
26 June 2023
Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Tipperary County Council, advises customers on the Ardfinnan Regional Public Water Supply that essential night-time water restrictions are required starting tonight to help reservoir levels recover. This is due to operational issues at the water treatment plant which has resulted in local reservoir levels depleting to unsatisfactory levels.
As a result, and to help water levels refill to a satisfactory standard, night-time water restrictions will take place each night from 9pm until 7am from Monday, 26 June until Friday, 30 June to help reservoir levels recover.
During this time, customers in the following areas will experience low pressure and/or outages: Goatenbridge, Graigue GWS, Poulatar, Ladys Abbey, Newcastle, Knockperry, Nedeens, Ardfinnan, Grange, Knocklofty, Roosca, Kilcommon, Ballybrado, Ballyea, Ballyhist, Castlegrace and surrounding areas. It can take two to three hours following low pressure for normal supply to be fully restored to all areas as water refills the network.
Speaking about conserving water, Uisce Éireann’s Regional Asset Operations Lead, Colin Cunningham said: “The restrictions will allow reservoir levels to recover overnight and maintain a consistent supply of drinking water for customers during the day. It is important that we all consider our water usage and look at simple yet impactful ways to conserve water. It can sometimes be difficult to know where to start, but even small changes can make a significant difference, for example, turning off the hose, avoiding power washing and checking for leaks on outdoor taps. Any reduction that customers can make in their usage can collectively result in significant supply improvements for all customers.”
For more simple ways to conserve water check out the Uisce Éireann website where our Conservation Calculator can help people work out how much water they are currently saving and how they can conserve even more.
Members of the public can report any leaks in the public water network by contacting Uisce Éireann 24/7 at 1800 278 278 or on our website.