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Essential overnight restrictions required in Trim, Ratoath and Ashbourne

15 April 2024

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

Restrictions in place from 10pm to 6am for next two nights

Overnight restrictions are necessary for Uisce Éireann customers in Trim, Ratoath and Ashbourne over the coming nights to maintain a daytime supply for the community. 

The restrictions will be in place from 10pm to 6am both tonight, Monday, 15 April and tomorrow night, Tuesday, 16 April to allow local reservoir levels recharge. Uisce Éireann monitors the reservoir levels daily and will provide an update if further restrictions are needed later in the week.

Customers in the following areas may experience outages or reduced pressure: Trim, Knightsbrook, Scurlockstown, Effernock, Carberstown, Blackfriary, Crowpark, Clonbun, Rathmolyon, Ratoath, Ashbourne and surrounding areas to allow reservoir levels to increase. 

Uisce Éireann’s Michael Cunniffe thanked the local community for continuing to help conserve water during daytime hours. 

We understand the inconvenience that restrictions cause but they are necessary if we are to ensure we have a daytime supply for all our customers. We continue to monitor the reservoir levels each day and we will provide an update if further restrictions are needed later this week. We thank customers for their patience."

The majority of customers should have adequate storage in their attic tanks to provide for essential uses such as flushing toilets for the duration of this restriction. However, customers can help conserve water by not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and postponing using dishwashers and washing machines where possible."

Customers can find useful water saving tips on our Conservation page. This also includes an easy-to-use conservation calculator so you can work out how much water you are currently saving and how to conserve even more.

Meanwhile, Uisce Éireann continues with works to improve the water supply in Trim including interim upgrades at the treatment plant which are due for completion this year.

Our longer-term plan to upgrade Trim Water Treatment Plant and secure the water supply for current and future generations is also progressing. This includes works to upgrade and modernise the plant and address ongoing operational issues, meet demand, enhance resilience, and ensure that the drinking water supplies meet requirements under the Drinking Water Regulations. Planning permission has been granted and, following additional consents and pre-construction works, it is envisaged that construction will commence in Q4. We will continue to provide updates on timelines as we progress the project.  

The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on X @IWCare with any queries. For updates on local water supply issues, please visit the Water Supply Updates section of our website.

Previous Updates

Restrictions in place tonight from 10pm to 6am tomorrow

Restrictions are in place for Uisce Éireann customers in Ratoath and Ashbourne tonight to ensure a normal daytime water supply for homes and businesses. 

The restrictions will be in place from 10pm tonight, Friday, 12 April to 6am tomorrow morning, Saturday, 13 April to allow local reservoir levels recharge. Uisce Éireann will continue to monitor the reservoir levels daily and will provide an update if further restrictions are needed.

Customers in these areas may experience outages or reduced pressure. 

With restrictions in place earlier this week Uisce Éireann’s Michael Cunniffe thanked the local community for continuing to help conserve water during daytime hours. 

We understand the inconvenience that restrictions cause, but they are necessary if we are to ensure we have a daytime supply for all our customers. We continue to monitor the reservoir levels each day and we will provide an update if further restrictions are needed. We thank customers for their patience."

The majority of customers should have adequate storage in their attic tanks to provide for essential uses such as flushing toilets for the duration of this restriction. However, customers can help conserve water by not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and postponing using dishwashers and washing machines where possible."

Customers can find useful water saving tips on our Conservation page. This also includes an easy-to-use conservation calculator so you can work out how much water you are currently saving and how to conserve even more.”

The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on X @IWCare with any queries. For updates on local water supply issues, please visit the Water Supply Updates section of www.water.ie. 

Restrictions in place tonight from 10pm to 6am tomorrow

Restrictions will remain in place for Trim, Ratoath and Ashbourne tonight to ensure a normal daytime water supply for homes and businesses. 

The restrictions will be in place from 10pm tonight, Thursday, 11 April to 6am tomorrow morning, Friday, 12 April to allow local reservoir levels recharge. Uisce Éireann will continue to monitor the reservoir levels daily and will provide an update if further restrictions are needed.

Customers in the following areas may experience outages or reduced pressure: Trim, Knightsbrook, Scurlockstown, Effernock, Carberstown, Blackfriary, Crowpark, Clonbun, Rathmolyon, Ratoath, Ashbourne and surrounding areas to allow reservoir levels to increase. 

Uisce Éireann’s Michael Cunniffe thanked the local community for continuing to help conserve water during daytime hours. 

We understand the inconvenience that restrictions cause, but they are necessary if we are to ensure we have a daytime supply for all our customers. We continue to monitor the reservoir levels each day and we will provide an update if further restrictions are needed. We thank customers for their patience."

The majority of customers should have adequate storage in their attic tanks to provide for essential uses such as flushing toilets for the duration of this restriction. However, customers can help conserve water by not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and postponing using dishwashers and washing machines where possible."

Customers can find useful water saving tips on our Conservation page. This also includes an easy-to-use conservation calculator so you can work out how much water you are currently saving and how to conserve even more.

Meanwhile, Uisce Éireann continues with works to improve the water supply in Trim including interim upgrades at the treatment plant which are due for completion this year.

Our longer-term plan to upgrade Trim Water Treatment Plant and secure the water supply for current and future generations is also progressing. This includes works to upgrade and modernise the plant and address ongoing operational issues, meet demand, enhance resilience, and ensure that the drinking water supplies meet requirements under the Drinking Water Regulations. Planning permission has been granted and, following additional consents and pre-construction works, it is envisaged that construction will commence in Q4. We will continue to provide updates on timelines as we progress the project.  

The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on X @IWCare with any queries. For updates on local water supply issues, please visit the Water Supply Updates section of our website.

Restrictions in place from 10pm to 6am for next two nights

Overnight restrictions are necessary for Uisce Éireann customers in Trim, Ratoath and Ashbourne over the coming nights to maintain a daytime supply for the community. 

The restrictions will be in place from 10pm to 6am both tonight, Monday, 8 April and tomorrow night, Tuesday, 9 April to allow local reservoir levels recharge. Uisce Éireann monitors the reservoir levels daily and will provide an update if further restrictions are needed later in the week.

Customers in the following areas may experience outages or reduced pressure: Trim, Knightsbrook, Scurlockstown, Effernock, Carberstown, Blackfriary, Crowpark, Clonbun, Rathmolyon, Ratoath, Ashbourne and surrounding areas to allow reservoir levels to increase. 

Uisce Éireann’s Michael Cunniffe thanked the local community for continuing to help conserve water during daytime hours. 

We understand the inconvenience that restrictions cause but they are necessary if we are to ensure we have a daytime supply for all our customers. We continue to monitor the reservoir levels each day and we will provide an update if further restrictions are needed later this week. We thank customers for their patience."

The majority of customers should have adequate storage in their attic tanks to provide for essential uses such as flushing toilets for the duration of this restriction. However, customers can help conserve water by not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and postponing using dishwashers and washing machines where possible."

Customers can find useful water saving tips on our Conservation page. This also includes an easy-to-use conservation calculator so you can work out how much water you are currently saving and how to conserve even more.”

Meanwhile, Uisce Éireann continues with works to improve the water supply in Trim including interim upgrades at the treatment plant which are due for completion this year.

Our longer-term plan to upgrade Trim Water Treatment Plant and secure the water supply for current and future generations is also progressing. This includes works to upgrade and modernise the plant and address ongoing operational issues, meet demand, enhance resilience, and ensure that the drinking water supplies meet requirements under the Drinking Water Regulations. Planning permission has been granted and, following additional consents and pre-construction works, it is envisaged that construction will commence in Q4. We will continue to provide updates on timelines as we progress the project.  

The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on X @IWCare with any queries. For updates on local water supply issues, please visit the Water Supply Updates section of our website.