Essential overnight restrictions required for Ardfinnan Regional Public Water Supply

11 August 2023

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

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Tipperary County Council, advises customers on the Ardfinnan Regional Public Water Supply that essential overnight water restrictions are required, starting tonight, to help reservoir levels recover.

Due to operational issues Ardfinnan Water Treatment Plant is operating at a lower capacity, which has resulted in the main reservoir reaching critical levels. As a result of this, some customers particularly at higher elevations are experiencing low pressure and/or intermittent supply. 

To help water levels refill to a satisfactory standard, night-time water restrictions will take place from tonight (Friday) each night from 9pm until 7am until Monday, 14 August  to help reservoir levels recover. An update will be provided on Monday to inform customers if further night-time restrictions are required.

During these night-time restrictions customers in the following areas will experience low pressure and/or outages: Goatenbridge, Newcastle, Ardfinnan, Ballyhist, Ballybrado, Cranna, Kilcommon, Ballyhea, Castlegrace, Mount Anglesby and surrounding areas. It can take two to three hours following low pressure for normal supply to be fully restored to all areas as water refills the network.

To assist customers, alternative water supplies are being deployed and will be available from 9pm tonight, Friday 11 August, and will remain in place until normal supply is returned to all customers. They will be in place in Newcastle, Goatenbridge, Ardfinnan, Marlifield Village and Grange. Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tanker and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure as per HSE advice.

Speaking about conserving water, Uisce Éireann’s Regional Asset Operations Lead Colin Cunningham said: “The restrictions will allow reservoir levels to recover overnight and maintain a consistent supply of water for customers during the day. These restrictions will be in place for three nights and we remind customers that the Boil Water Notice in place for this scheme remains in place until further notice.

For more simple ways to conserve water check out the Uisce Éireann website where our conservation calculator ( can help people work out how much water they are currently saving and how they can conserve even more. 

Members of the public can report any leaks in the public water network by contacting Uisce Éireann 24/7 at 1800 278 278 or on