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Essential over-night restrictions required for Dowra Public Water Supply to maintain daytime supply

20 October 2023

Information below is relevant until further updates are provided here or on our Supply and Service Updates section.

Following an issue at Dowra Water Treatment Plant, night-time water restrictions will be in place tonight in Dowra Village from 11pm until 7am until further notice.  

Areas affected include the Dowra Village and surrounding areas. Water levels will be reviewed each morning and updates provided to the community as necessary.

Speaking about conserving water, Uisce Éireann’s Peter Gallagher said: “The restrictions are necessary due to issues at the water treatment plant. 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." 

Peter continued: “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. We are also encouraging the public to report any visible leaks on the public network via our website at or by contacting 1800 278 278.”

The Uisce Éireann 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, please visit the Water Supply Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website.