Uisce Éireann appeals to the public across Tipperary to help reduce water demand as rapid thaw leads to increase in leaks and bursts
22 January 2024
Uisce Éireann is appealing to the public to report leaks and help reduce demand as water use across Tipperary reaches high levels.
Milder temperatures replacing the freezing conditions of last week have led to a big increase in leaks and bursts across the county. Areas particularly affected include: Ardfinnan, Tipperary Town, Cashel and Clonmel.
Uisce Éireann’s Regional Asset Operations Water Lead Colin Cunningham said: “We would like to thank everyone who has been calling in to report leaks, and the crews who have been carrying out repairs."
We are appealing to customers to check for leaks in the home and carry out necessary leak repairs. We are also asking farmers to check their service pipes, drinking troughs and outbuildings. Repairing leaks can help to prevent issues like reduced water pressure or water supply disruptions. We are also asking the public for their support to help reduce overall demand by preventing avoidable loss of water and conserving water.
For more information on checking for leaks in the home visit www.water.ie/help/leaks/leaks-in-the-home.
There are a number of other key things that the public can do to help protect water supplies, including:
- Report any leaks you see in the public network via water.ie or the Uisce Éireann customer care centre, so that we can prioritise and dispatch crews to carry out critical repairs.
- Don’t leave taps running and fix any dripping taps inside or outside your property.
- Be mindful of water use in your business and look for opportunities to make savings. This can save businesses money, not only in their water bills but also in their energy costs as heating, pumping water etc. all require additional electricity.
- You can find lots of useful water saving tips on our website www.water.ie/conserve. This also includes an easy-to-use conservation calculator so you can work out how much water you are currently saving and how to conserve even more.
Customers can get information on water supply issues in their local area by entering their location on our Supply and Service Updates section or by following Uisce Éireann on X and Facebook. The customer care team is available 24/7 at 1800 278 278.