Essential water main maintenance works underway in Limerick City

02 March 2023

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

Uisce Éireann is working in partnership with Limerick City & County Council to carry out essential maintenance works to safeguard the water supply for homes and businesses supplied by Newcastle Reservoir. Works are currently underway and will continue until Friday, 17 March.

Uisce Éireann and Limerick City and County Council wish to advise customers in Limerick City and environs, that reservoir cleaning works at Newcastle Reservoir in Limerick City may lead to a discoloration in their water supply, for a period of time. Due to network changes to facilitate reservoir cleaning yesterday (Wednesday), there has been discolouration occurrences in the supply in Limerick City and its environs, including Raheen and South West areas of the city. 

If discoloration occurs, it may be intermittent and take up to 48 hours to clear across the network. Uisce Éireann and Limerick City and County Council recommend running the kitchen tap for a few minutes to see if the water returns to a clear colour. For more information, please customers can visit the Discoloured water section of our website.

Duane O’Brien, Operational Lead with Uisce Éireann said, “These scheduled maintenance works are necessary to continue to provide a safe and reliable supply to Limerick City and its environs. Uisce Éireann understands the inconvenience when planned works like this occurs and thanks customers for their patience while we complete these essential works.

For further information please visit the Supply and Service Updates section on our website. The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call us on 1800 278 278 and contact us on Twitter @IWCare.

Uisce Éireann is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.