Essential overnight restriction for Ashbourne, Ratoath and Kilbride to help reservoir levels recover

21 August 2023

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

Restriction required due to a power outage at Primatestown Pumping station

Uisce Éireann, advises customers in Ashbourne, Ratoath, Kilbride and surrounding areas that an essential overnight water restriction is required tonight. The restriction is required due to power outage at Primatestown Pumping station. Every effort has been made to maintain supply for customers in the area, however, as a result, storage levels at Windmill Hill are low.  To allow the reservoir to recover and maintain a sufficient water supply to homes and businesses during normal working hours, customers may experience reduced water pressure from 10 pm tonight, Monday, 21 August until 6 am tomorrow morning.

Customers in the following areas may be affected: Ashbourne, Cabinhill, Ballybin, Rayestown, Crakenstown, Ratoath, Cheeverstown, Fleenstown Little, Priest Town, Belgree, Harlockstown, Mullinam, Folistown, Ballymacarney, Loughlinstown, Blackwater, Sutherland, Warrenstown, Piercetown, Ballybin, Lagore Little, Kilrue, Gormanstown, Grange, Fidorfe, Ratoath Manor, Glascarn, Ballyhack, Paddock, Peacockstown, Tankardstown, Jamestown, Brownstown, Legagunnia, Commons, Killester, Crickstown, Ennistown, Fleenstown Great, Twentypark,  Muckerstown, Balfestown, Baltrasna, Painestown, Colvinstown Macetown, Rathfeigh, Cookstown, Skreen, Slanestown, Oberstown, Proudstown, Edoxtown, Kilmoon, Collierstown and surrounding areas. It can take two to three hours following restrictions for normal supply to be fully restored to all areas as water refills the network. 

Uisce Éireann are asking the public to help play their part in protecting essential water supplies for their local communities.

For 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

There are a number of easy steps people can take to reduce their water usage during the hot weather, including: 

  • Avoid power washing and keep the garden hose in the shed
  • Check for leaks on outdoor taps or troughs as these can lead to large losses of treated water
  • Remember that paddling pools and swimming pools can use huge volumes of water so try to minimise the amount of water used and consider reusing the water for the garden or cleaning the car.
  • Report any visible leaks on the public network to Uisce Éireann