Essential overnight restriction required for Trim following impact of Storm Isha
22 January 2024
Uisce Éireann crews continue to work to restore normal water supplies to areas impacted
Uisce Éireann is working to address supply interruptions to customers in Meath as a result of the impacts of Storm Isha on water treatment infrastructure. Our priority is the provision of clean safe drinking water to communities across Meath and the safety of water services staff who work to make that happen.
Water services staff have been mobilised around the country to make the necessary repairs at plants and on the water network. We are also liaising closely with the ESB to prioritise the restoration of power to plants affected by electricity outages with backup generators in place at our plants to maintain supplies in many areas.
Due to the impacts of the storm on Trim Water Treatment Plant, an essential overnight restriction will be required tonight in Trim and surrounding areas to allow water levels in Brayhill and Summerhill Reservoirs. Customers in the following areas will experience reduced pressure from 9pm tonight until 7am tomorrow morning: Trim, Knightsbrook, Scurlockstown, Effernock, Carberstown, Blackfriary, Crowpark, Clonbun, Rathmolyon, and surrounding areas. It can take two to three hours following restoration of pressure for normal supply to be fully restored.
Michael Cunniffe, Water Operations Lead, said: “We would like to thank all the crews who have been working overnight and through the morning to carry out repairs at the treatment plants and throughout the network. We also want to thank impacted customers for their patience as we work to restore normal supplies."
“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 on water conservation is available on our Conservation page.”
Uisce Éireann continues to monitor reservoir levels and will provide a further update tomorrow if additional restrictions are needed.
Customers are urged to check water.ie and or report loss of service or visible leaks to assist Uisce Éireann to identify bursts. Live updates on outages are also available on X (formerly Twitter) @IWCare.