Essential works to safeguard the water supply in Louth

02 September 2022

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

Irish Water is working in partnership with Louth County Council to safeguard the water supply for homes and businesses in Louth.

Essential leak repairs works are scheduled to take place on Monday, 5  September from 10am to 6pm. While these on-going improvements to the water supply are underway, some customers in Ballagan, Cooley Seafield Road, Wallaces Cove, the Saltings, Springfield, Rathmount, The Cottages, Ard na Mara, Earlsfort, and Gort na Mara, Blackrock  and surrounding areas may experience a temporary disruption to their water supply to include low water pressure and/or discolouration.

It can 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 essential works Michael Cunniffe, Irish Water’s Asset Operations Lead, said: “We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and working in partnership with Louth County Council we will make every effort to minimise any disruption that these necessary works may cause. The delivery of these essential works will help to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in the area ensuring a safer, more sustainable water supply.” 

Customers may experience low water pressure and/or discolouration when supply is returned. It is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand-washing.

Irish Water 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.  Not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and postponing using dishwashers and washing machines is all beneficial. There are more tips on how to conserve water in your home on the Conservation section of our website. 

Irish Water and Louth County Council regret any inconvenience caused. The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates, please visit the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.

Irish Water 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.