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Essential overnight restriction required in Trim, Ratoath and Ashbourne following impacts of storm

23 January 2024

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

Uisce Éireann crews continue to work hard to maintain normal water supplies to all areas

Uisce Éireann crews continues working hard to maintain water supplies across Meath following the impacts of the storm on water treatment infrastructure. Our priority is the provision of clean safe drinking water these communities 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.

Following the impacts of the storm on the local reservoirs, combined with continued high demand for water, a further essential overnight restriction will be required tonight in Trim, Knightsbrook, Scurlockstown, Effernock, Carberstown, Blackfriary, Crowpark, Clonbun, Rathmolyon, Ratoath, Ashbourne and surrounding areas to allow reservoir levels to increase. Customers in these areas will experience reduced pressure from 9pm tonight, 23 January, until 7am tomorrow morning. 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 our water services crews who continue to work very hard at the treatment plants and on the network to ensure our customers across Meath have a continued supply of water. We also want to thank impacted customers for their patience and support."

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 section.”

Uisce Éireann continues to monitor reservoir levels and will provide a further update tomorrow if additional restrictions are needed.  

Customers are urged to check 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.