Essential works progress at Srowlands Water Treatment Plant
Irish Water, working in partnership with Kildare County Council, is carrying out essential maintenance works at Srowlands Water Treatment Plant as part of the treated water storage system. The essential works involve the installation of new pipework at the treatment plant. These works are being delivered in adherence with current HSE and government COVID-19 advice.
In order to safely facilitate these works, a necessary plant shut down is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 14 July from 8.30am to 5pm. Irish Water in collaboration with Kildare County Council, have reconfigured the network to maintain normal supply to customers and treated drinking water reservoirs will be filled to their maximum in advance of the works starting. Irish Water does not envisage any water supply outages, however, we are appealing to customers in the following areas to conserve water as their drinking water supply is dependent on reservoir storage for the duration of the works: Kildare Town and surrounds; Carbury; Derrinturn; Naas; Athgarvan; Newbridge; Parts of Caragh; Kilmeague; Monasterevin; Calverstown; Nurney; Narraghmore; Ballitore; Prosperous and surrounding areas.
While handwashing remains a priority, simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact on reducing demand on the supply. Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and shaving can save up to 6 litres of water per minute. Taking a shower instead of a bath or using a watering can rather than a hose when gardening can also make a big difference in water use. There are lots more tips on how to conserve water in your home on the Conserve Water section of our website.
Speaking about the works, John O’ Donoghue, Regional Operations Manager, Irish Water said, “While handwashing remains a priority, we are asking customers in these areas to be mindful of how they use water. Simple water conservation efforts can make a big difference in reducing pressure on the supply such as turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and shaving, taking a shower instead of a bath, and using a watering can rather than a hose in the garden. We are also reminding people with responsibility for properties that are currently unoccupied to check for leaks and turn off water where it is not required.”
Irish Water continues to work at this time with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services. Irish Water would like to remind people to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.