21 January 2021 Go back to News
Night-time outage in Navan Town due to essential works to secure the water supply
Irish Water and Meath County Council wish to advise customers in Navan Town that an essential night-time water outage is required in order to facilitate emergency works on the Navan trunk water main. These essential works will be carried out in accordance with Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions and will provide a safer more secure water supply for the town minimising the frequency of bursts improving the resilience of the network. It will also support continued social and economic development of Navan Town.
While works are ongoing customers in Navan Town may experience low water pressure and/or outages from 10:00pm tonight, Thursday 21 January until 2:00am tomorrow, Friday 22 January. It may take 2-3 hours for normal water supply to return to all customers but it is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand-washing.
While handwashing remains a priority, simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact on reducing demand on this 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. For more tips on how to conserve water in your home, visit www.water.ie/conservation
Speaking about the project, Matt Thompson, Irish Water said, “We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and will ensure our work crews make every effort to minimise any disruption these works may cause. We would like to thank the local community, businesses, homeowners and commuters for their patience and cooperation while we deliver this vital water network improvement project safeguarding the water supply for homes and businesses in Navan Town.”
Irish Water is working 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 is working proactively with our delivery partners and as part of a multi-agency working group to ensure that our construction works are carried out in a controlled and safe manner, in keeping with Government and HSE guidelines to protect workers, their families and the broader community.
Irish Water and Meath County Council regrets any inconvenience caused. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates visit our service and supply section.