20 May 2019 Go back to News
Essential upgrade works are ongoing at Staleen Water Treatment Plant
Works will safeguard the water supply for customers in South Louth and East Meath
Irish Water would like to advise customers that essential upgrade works are scheduled to commence at Staleen Water Treatment Plant at 9am on Wednesday 22 May and are scheduled to be completed on Friday 24 May. During these essential upgrade works the production capacity at the plant will be slightly reduced. We do not anticipate any impact on water supply to homes and businesses in South Louth and East Meath during this time. The supply to customers will be supplemented by storage in the reservoirs for the duration of the necessary works.
Urging customers to conserve water
We are working closely with Louth and Meath County Councils to ensure that any potential impact on customers is minimised. We are encouraging customers to conserve water while these essential works are underway. We are urging customers to conserve water by; not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and to postpone using dishwashers and washing machines where possible.
Works ongoing since September 2017
Works to upgrade the Staleen Water Treatment Plant have been ongoing since September 2017 and are scheduled to be completed in Q4 2019. The upgraded water treatment plant will ensure that the water supply is removed from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Remedial Action List (RAL) and will safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses served by the plant.
Production capacity at the plant may be reduced
We would like to advise customers that as the upgrade works are nearing completion there will be further instances, when the production capacity at the plant may be reduced to accommodate these essential works. We will provide notice in advance of any potential supply interruption associated with these upgrade works. Notice will be provided to all Louth and Meath media outlets and issued to elected representatives. Information will also be provided via our website and social media channels.
Upgrade forms part of a wider investment
The upgrade to the water treatment plant forms part of a wider investment of €19 million in the Drogheda, South Louth and East Meath Water Supply Scheme. This significant investment also included the construction of a new 2km pipeline to replace the watermain which burst twice in a year. We commenced works on the pipeline in April 2018 and it was completed in December 2018, minimising the risk of future bursts.
The upgraded water treatment plant coupled with the new pipeline and other smaller projects that are being delivered will ensure the delivery of a safe, secure and reliable water supply to homes and businesses in Drogheda, South Louth and East Meath.
We would like to thank customers for their patience while we carry out these essential works. For further information please visit our Supply and Service section on our website. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call us on 1850 278 278 and contact us on Twitter @IWCare.