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Essential works due to take place to safeguard Ashbourne supply

These works will be delivered between 10:00am and 4:00pm on Tuesday, 3 August

Uisce Éireann is working in partnership with Meath County Council to safeguard the water supply for homes and businesses in Ashbourne. Essential works are scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 3 August in order to support connection works for the new water mains. These works are being delivered in adherence with current HSE and government COVID-19 advice.

These works will be delivered between 10:00am and 4:00pm on Tuesday, 3 August.

During this time customers in St Johns Wood Court, St Johns Wood Park, Brindley Park Green, Brindley Park Road, Millbourne Drive, Millbourne Close, Millbourne Avenue, Ashbourne and surrounding areas will experience water outages and/or lower than normal water pressure. Customers in the affected areas have been notified.

Uisce Éireann is encouraging customers to conserve water while these essential works are underway. There are ways to conserve water that will not impact on hygiene or handwashing. Simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact on reducing demand on the supply such as not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and to postpone using dishwashers and washing machines where possible. There are lots more tips on how to conserve water in your home on the Conservation section of our website.

When works are complete it will take up to 3 hours for normal water supply to return to all customers as water refills the network but it is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand-washing.

Speaking about the works, Liam Henry, Uisce Éireann said, "We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and working in partnership with Meath County Council we will make every effort to minimise any disruption that these necessary works may cause. The delivery of these works is essential to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Ashbourne and the surrounding areas ensuring a safer more sustainable water supply into the future."

Uisce Éireann continues to work at this time, with our local authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of drinking water and wastewater services.

The latest updates on these works will be available on the Supply and Service Updates section of our website. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call us on 1800 278 278. Customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.

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