Irish Water and Meath County Council wish to advise that a limited mains water supply is now available in the following main urban centres in east and south east Meath (during daylight hours):
It is expected that a limited mains water supply will return to the Donacarney and Grangerath areas from approximately mid-day.
This supply will cease during night-time hours in order to allow reservoirs to replenish. Please note that outlying areas (outside the main urban centres) will not receive a mains supply until further notice and customers are advised to continue utilise the designated water stations at locations below.
In East Meath stations are located across the network at the following locations:
- Duleek: 3 (Church) 2 (St Cianans Villas) 1 (Industrial Estate) - Fire Service
- Knockcommon/Rathdrinagh: 1 (National School))
- Rossnaree: 1 (Church))
- Ashbourne: 2 (Race hill)
- Ashbourne Town : 1 Community Centre - 1 Retail Park - 1 Supervalu Carpark
- Donore: 1 (Church)
- Lagavoreen: 1 (Entrance to Housing Estate)
- Grange Rath: 2 (Entrance to Housing Estate)
- Ratoath: 2 (National School Fairyhouse Road ) 2 ( St Paul’s School) - ( Nursing Home Town Centre)
- Stamullen: 2 ( Church )
- Clonalvey: 1 (Church)
- Ardcath: 1 (Church)
- Kilmoon: 1 (Snailbox Carpark)
- Curragha: 1 (Church)
- Skryne: 1 (GAA Pitch)
- Kentstown: 1 (Londis Car park)
- Bettystown : 1 (Tesco Carpark)
- Donecarney : 1 (Church)
- Colaiste Na Hinse Secondary School : 1
- Mornington: 1 (Harrys Shop)
- Kilbride: 2 (Church)
- Drogheda:Deepforde Hsg Estate
- Drogheda:Highlands Hsg Estate
- Rathfeigh : National School 1
Defence Force personnel have now been deployed to the main urban centres in order to assist with the deployment of water at the designated stations.
Irish Water and Louth County Council are working on the specialist engineering solution to repair the burst water main supplying the Staleen Water Treatment Plant. The specially commissioned parts have arrived on site this morning and work will continue throughout the day to repair the pipe. Due to the fragile condition of the pipeline, repair work by Irish Water and Louth County Council must progress extremely carefully and it will be later on Wednesday before it is known if the repair has been successful.
An alternative mains water supply has been provided in south Ashbourne by laying a 100m pipeline to connect a water supply in Fingal to Ashbourne. The water network from Fingal has also been diverted to provide mains supply to Kilbride in Meath.
All available Meath County Council personnel including the Fire & Emergency Services and Civil Defence are deployed throughout the affected areas in order to assist with the deployment of water. Further additional resources continue to be assigned to water stations with water storage units being continually being replenished.
Customers are reminded to bring clean containers, and as a precautionary measure to boil water taken from these stations before use. We will also have five and ten litre containers available at some water stations for use by the public.
Irish Water and Meath County Council continue to urge people to check in on neighbours and family while the disruption continues, particularly the elderly and is encouraging farmers to reactivate their own wells where possible to conserve available water supplies. We would urge any customer with an urgent medical need to call the Irish Water contact centre on: 1850 278 278.
Irish Water and Meath County Council would like to thank the public for their patience, and we apologise for the ongoing inconvenience while our crews work to restore supply to all affected areas as soon as possible. All help and support provided by neighbouring local authorities including Fire & Emergency Services and Civil Defence personnel, the Defence Forces and other bodies/organisations is greatly appreciated.
The Irish Water customer care helpline is available 24/7 on1850 278 278 and updates will be posted on @iwcare on Twitter and on our service and supply section. Updates will also be posted on www.louthcoco.ie or www.meath.ie.