Possible water discoloration in Limerick City

31 August 2022

Irish Water and Limerick City and County Council wish to advise customers in Limerick City and environs, that essential repair works between the Clareville Water Treatment Plant and Newcastle Reservoir next Tuesday may lead to a discoloration in their water supply. 

Works are scheduled for Tuesday, 6 September 2022 and may take up to 24 hours for any discoloration to clear. Irish Water and Limerick City & County Council recommend running the kitchen tap for a few minutes to see if the water returns to a clear colour. If the water does not run clear, contact Irish Water Customer Care Team 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and it will be investigated. Do not drink discoloured water.

Duane O’Brien, Operational Lead with Irish Water, said, “Our expert engineers in Irish Water and Limerick City and County Council must carry out works in order to determine the location of a large leak on the network.

Whilst this may result in water discoloration for a 24 hour period, it will allow us to strengthen the water network and provide a clean and safer water supply for our customers. 

Irish Water understands the inconvenience when a planned outage occurs and thanks customers for their patience while we complete these essential works.

For further information please visit the Supply and Service Updates section of our website. The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call us on 1800 278 278 and contact us on Twitter @IWCare.

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.