Essential works underway in several areas in Meath

02 September 2022

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

Essential maintenance works are taking place today at Fennor Reservoir to safeguard the water supply for the local community.

While these essential works are underway, some customers in Oldcastle Town, Newcastle, Old Tully, Boolies, Ballinanally, Drumsawry Summerbank, Knockmacooney may experience a temporary disruption to their water supply. This may include low water pressure and/or discolouration.  The maintenance works are expected to be completed by 4pm.

Separately, crews are working as quickly as possible to repair a burst watermain impacting customers in Abbeyfields, Meadow View and Clonard. Repairs are expected to be completed by 2pm today.

Customers are reminded that it can take up to 3 hours following repairs and maintenance works for normal water supply to return as water refills the network.

Michael Cunniffe, Irish Water’s Asset Operations Lead, said: “Irish Water understands the inconvenience caused to customers.  It can take up to 3 hours for normal water supply to return to all customers when a supply distribution occurs as water refills the network. I wish to thank customers for their patience while we work to complete these works”.

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 Meath 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.