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Essential overnight restriction required for Birr Water Supply Zone

28 September 2023

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

Uisce Éireann advises customers in Birr and surrounding areas that an essential overnight restriction will be required from 10pm tonight until 7am tomorrow morning and again on Friday, 29  from 10 pm until 7 am, Saturday, 30 September to allow water levels in Birr Reservoir improve. 

The restriction is required due to poor raw water quality entering the water treatment plant following storm Agnes. 

To improve reservoir levels and maintain a sufficient water supply to homes and businesses during the daytime, customers supplied by the Birr Public Water Supply will experience reduced pressure from 10pm tonight until 7am tomorrow morning and again on Friday night from 10 pm until Saturday morning at 7 am.

During the daytime, we are appealing to customers to help conserve water by not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and to postpone using dishwashers and washing machines where possible. Further information is available on our Conservation page.

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 on local water supply issues, please visit our Water Supply Updates section.