Essential overnight restriction for Ashbourne, Ratoath and Kilbride to help build reservoir levels
08 September 2023
Uisce Éireann, advises customers in Ashbourne, Ratoath, Kilbride and surrounding areas that an essential overnight water restriction is required tonight. The restriction is required due to a current high demand for water. To allow the reservoir to recover and maintain a sufficient water supply to homes and businesses during normal working hours, customers may experience reduced water pressure from 10 pm tonight, Friday, 8 September until 6 am tomorrow morning.
Customers in the following areas may be affected: Ashbourne, Cabinhill, Ballybin, Rayestown, Crakenstown, Ratoath, Cheeverstown, Fleenstown Little, Priest Town, Belgree, Harlockstown, Mullinam, Folistown, Ballymacarney, Loughlinstown, Blackwater, Sutherland, Warrenstown, Piercetown, Ballybin, Lagore Little, Kilrue, Gormanstown, Grange, Fidorfe, Ratoath Manor, Glascarn, Ballyhack, Paddock, Peacockstown, Tankardstown, Jamestown, Brownstown, Legagunnia, Commons, Killester, Crickstown, Ennistown, Fleenstown Great, Twentypark, Muckerstown, Balfestown, Baltrasna, Painestown, Colvinstown Macetown, Rathfeigh, Cookstown, Skreen, Slanestown, Oberstown, Proudstown, Edoxtown, Kilmoon, Collierstown and surrounding areasIt can take two to three hours following restrictions for normal supply to be fully restored to all areas as water refills the network.
Uisce Éireann are asking the public to help play their part in protecting essential water supplies for their local communities.
For 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.
There are a number of easy steps people can take to reduce their water usage during the hot weather, including:
- Avoid power washing and keep the garden hose in the shed
- Check for leaks on outdoor taps or troughs as these can lead to large losses of treated water
- Remember that paddling pools and swimming pools can use huge volumes of water so try to minimise the amount of water used and consider reusing the water for the garden or cleaning the car.
- Report any visible leaks on the public network to Uisce Éireann on our website.