19 January 2017 Go back to News
Mountmellick community asked to conserve water due to unseasonably dry weather conditions
Irish Water is asking people living in Mountmellick in County Laois to conserve water usage for the foreseeable future due to the unseasonably dry weather conditions over recent weeks.
The dry weather conditions have resulted in lower than normal water levels in the Straboe Well, the source of drinking water for the Mountmellick Public Supply. Irish Water is asking people to conserve water as much as possible and to report any leaks they see on the public network by calling our customer care helpline which is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278.
Irish Water and Laois County Council are carrying out leak repair works on the Mountmellick and Portlaoise public water network to reduce leakage. We are asking the public for their assistance by reporting all leaks to help conserve water and reduce loss of water in the network due to leakage.
Irish Water would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and would like to thank the public in advance for their co-operation. We will continue to provide updates on the water storage levels at the reservoir and advise customers when they can return to normal usage.
For helpful tips on how to save water, please visit our Be Water Smart page.