Essential overnight restriction required in Ashbourne to help restore local water supply
05 January 2024
Uisce Éireann advises customers in Ashbourne that an essential overnight water restriction will be required tonight to increase reservoir levels and maintain a sufficient supply to homes and businesses during the day following a large burst yesterday.
As a result, customers in Ashbourne will experience temporary, reduced pressure and/or outages from 10.30pm tonight, Friday 5 January until 5am tomorrow morning. Following the restriction, it may take two to three hours for normal supply to fully restore to all areas, especially for those on higher ground or at the end of the network.
Uisce Éireann will continue to closely monitor reservoir levels and will provide a further update if further restrictions are required.
Uisce Éireann’s Michael Cunniffe said: “Crews are working hard to restore the reservoirs to safe levels and avoid further restrictions over the weekend. We are appealing to customers in Ashbourne to help by conserving water where possible and avoid non-essential use of their water supply until reservoir levels have returned to normal. Simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact on reducing demand. Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and shaving can save up to 6 litres of water per minute.”
For more water conservation advice, please visit our Conservation page.
Uisce Éireann continues to provide detailed, real-time, and local information about water service and supply issues on our website. The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and updates are also issued via Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) @IWCare. Business customers can sign up to Uisce Éireann’s text alert system to receive updates on supply interruptions over four hours in duration at www.water.ie/business-updates. To register as a vulnerable customer or as an alternative contact, visit www.water.ie/vulnerablecustomer.