3 June 2018 Go back to News
Update on Meath and Louth water supplies following Staleen pipe burst
Depleted reservoir levels leading to supply disruption in parts of Meath
Due to reduced water production at the Staleen Water Treatment Plant following a burst pipe earlier this week and increased demand on supplies due to the recent hot weather and the Bank Holiday weekend, water levels in reservoirs serving East Meath remain low. As a result of this a number of areas are currently experiencing water outages.
The areas affected at present include Ardcath, Clonalvy, Kentstown, Danestown, Boolies, Riverstown, Cushinstown, Davidstown and surrounding areas.
Crews working around the clock to manage flows
Water was restored in Duleek and Donore this morning following restriction on the supply overnight. Supply has also been restored in Ratoath and Ashbourne. Crews have been working around the clock to manage flows throughout the network so that we can minimise this disruption and maintain supply to as many customers as possible. However, there is a possibility that these and other areas may experience outages over the course of the day.
Water tankers and bottled water will be made available in these areas as we work to restore a normal supply. View our Alternative Water Supply Map for current water tanker locations.
It is important that all customers in the area, including those in Louth and Meath who have not experienced disruptions, should conserve water as much as possible over the weekend so that normal water levels can be restored in all areas as quickly as possible. Simple water saving tips including avoiding the use of hoses to wash cars or water lawns during the current warm spell and using rainwater for watering the garden. More water conservation tips can be found on our Be Water Smart page.
Alternative water station locations:
- Industrial Estate
- O’Neill’s Pub
- Opposite Daly’s Pub
- St Patrick’s NS
- St Finian’s NS
- Nursing Home Town Centre
- Donnelly’s Hardware
- The Venue Theatre
- SuperValu Carpark
- Mill Tree Park Housing Estate
- Fox Lodge Housing Estate
- Brindley Park
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.
A burst pipe supplying the Staleen Water Treatment Plant which occurred on Wednesday has been repaired but there are ongoing issues at the plant associated with this incident which have contributed to a lower than normal level of water production. We are working as a matter of priority to address this and restore normal production levels.
Irish Water understands the inconvenience caused due to this incident and thanks customers for their patience. Irish Water is 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.
Customer Care Helpline
Customers can contact us 24/7 on our customer care helpline on 1850 278 278 or on Twitter @IWCare. Updates are available on our Water Supply Updates section.