Update Friday 1 June, 4.30pm

The repair to the pipeline serving the Staleen Water Treatment Plant was completed yesterday the water levels in the reservoirs are continuing to slowly increase.

The water supply within Ratoath and Ashbourne is returning in some areas.  Properties on the edge of the network and on high lying ground will continue to experience water outages this evening.  Some customers in Ratoath and Ashbourne will have a water supply as these areas are being supplied from other water treatment plants.

Water supply restored to customers in Duleek and Kilbride

Where possible we have reconfigured the networks to ensure we can provide a mains water supply to as many customers as possible. The water supply has been restored to customers in Duleek and Kilbride but some customers may experience reduced pressure as the network recharges.

We will continue to monitor the situation and are working closely with Meath and Louth County Councils to restore supply to all customers as soon as possible.

Bottled water and empty containers to collect water from tankers are available at water stations. We would remind customers if they are bringing containers to ensure they are clean, and as a precautionary measure to boil water taken from these stations before use. View our Alternative Water Supply Map for current water tanker locations.

Alternative water station locations:


  • Nursing Home Town Centre
  • Donnelly’s Hardware
  • SuperValu Carpark
  • Mill Tree Park Housing Estate
  • Fox Lodge Housing Estate


  • Racehill
  • Brindley Park

Please conserve water

We are asking all customers to conserve water until we can confirm a timeline for resumption of a normal water supply.  

Irish Water has approved the budget and design for a new pipeline to replace the existing lines and the pipes have been procured.  We are in the final stages of resolving all of the contractual and regulatory issues and we plan to begin mobilising construction of the pipeline within weeks, with the aim of having the programme completed by year end.

We understand the inconvenience caused due to this burst water main and thank customers for your patience. We are working with Louth and Meath County Councils to distribute alternative water supplies to impacted customers and to ensure the repair was carried out as quickly as possible.


Customers can contact us 24/7 on our customer care helpline on 1850 278 278 or on Twitter @IWCare. Updates are available on Water Supply Updates section.

Louth, Meath

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