4 June 2018 Go back to News
South Leitrim customers urged to conserve water following unplanned shutdown of Water Treatment Plant in Carrick on Shannon
Alternative water supplies will be provided until normal supply is restored
Irish Water in partnership with Leitrim County Council is advising customers that, due to an unplanned shutdown of the Carrick on Shannon Water Treatment Plant resulting from a mechanical and electrical issue, customers in the area may experience interruption in supply and/or reduced pressure until reservoir levels recover.
Repairs have been completed and the plant is now back in operation but customers may experience disruptions to their water supply while the reservoirs are filling.
The areas impacted include Drumshanbo, Ballinamore, Carrigallen, Mohill and all Group Water Schemes in these areas. Alternative water supplies will be available in these areas and bottled water will be provided to schools / crèches from early on Tuesday morning. View our Alternative Water Supply Map for current water tanker locations.
Alternative water supplies for the public will be provided from Tuesday morning at the following locations
- Drumshanbo at the Mart Road
- Ballinamore at the Roads depot beside the football pitch
- Mohill at the football pitch
- Carrigallen at the football pitch
Please conserve water
Irish Water is asking customers to conserve water over the coming days by turning off taps in properties and farm buildings and avoiding the use of hoses to wash cars or water lawns during the current warm spell. More water conservation tips can be found our Be Water Smart page.
Irish Water and Leitrim County Council would like to apologise for any inconvenience as a result of this issue and thank customers in advance for their co-operation in conserving water at this critical time. We would also like to thank the local authority staff for their efforts in restoring the Carrick on Shannon treatment plant to production.
Customer Care helpline
Customers can contact us 24/7 on our customer care helpline on 1850 278 278 or on Twitter @IWCare. Updates will be posted on our website at www.water.ie