25 July 2017 Go back to News
Update on water outage in Louth and East Meath 17:45 hrs, Tuesday, 25 July 2017
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Irish Water, Louth County Council and Meath County Council are continuing to coordinate all available resources provide alternative mains water supplies where possible and to ensure water tankers are mobilised to customers who are impacted by the burst water main supplying water to the Staleen Water Treatment Plant. An alternative water supply has been provided to customers in Southern Ashbourne by laying a 100 metre pipe to connect a water supply in Fingal to Southern Ashbourne. The temporary connection has been connected at Coolquay. The network from Fingal was also reconfigured to provide a mains supply to Kilbride. Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda is continuing to be prioritised during this event to maintain supply to the hospital and supply is also being maintained to the commercial centre in Drogheda town in the Mell area, Donore Road, Marley’s Lane, Cement Road, Ballsgrove, Marian Park, Crosslanes, and some adjoining estates in the vicinity of these locations. Customers may experience reduced water pressure from these reconfigured water supplies. We are appealing to customers to conserve water as much as possible in these areas.
Tankers will continue to refill stationary water stations until 10pm tonight. Water tankers have been secured from Wicklow, Fingal, Dublin City Council, Westmeath, Waterford and Northern Ireland as well as a number of private sources. The army is assisting with manning stationary water stations.
There will be a restricted supply in place in the following areas of East Meath in the following areas Laytown, Bettystown, Mornington, Donacarney, Julianstown, Clope/ Grange Rath and Gormanstown.
43 road tankers have been deployed to supplement the mains water supply, to replenish temporary water stations and to supply priority customers around impacted communities. 98 IBCs (stationary water containers) are in place across Louth and Meath. 8,000 five and ten litre foldable water containers were delivered to Louth County Council and Meath County Council for distribution across all impacted communities in Meath and Louth. We have an additional 7 standpipes connected to water mains, 6 in Drogheda and 1 in Meath.
Irish Water, Louth County Council and Meath County Council are working with state agencies and community groups to ensure contingency arrangements are in place for vulnerable users. All hospitals, nursing homes and any other residential centres for vulnerable users have contingency water supply arrangements in place and will receive a water supply throughout the day. Bottled water is being delivered to vulnerable customers in impacted communities.
In Louth temporary water stations are located across the network at the following locations:
- Stameen on the Dublin Road,
- Marleys Lane,
- Bothar Brugha or Hardmans Gardens,
- Ballsgrove shops,
- Shop St North Quay,
- Clogherhead – outside the amusements on Main Street,
- Collon side of St Joseph’s Church Lower Mell,
- Right hand side of entrance to Marley’s Court, Marley’s Lane,
- Drogheda Retail Park, Donore Road near Costa Coffee,
- Termonfeckin outside the national school
- Manley Construction Site, Avourwen Meadows, Plantin Road
- Baltray at the 19th Pub,
- Gary Kelly CSC,
- St Mary’s School Bryanstown,
- Wheatan Hall Retail Park,
- Shrewsbury Manor,
- Newton Meadows,
- Boyne Business Park,
- Harmony Heights,
- College Rise,
- Newfield Estate, Forest Park,
- Newfield Estate,
- Brookville Estate
- Yellowbatter Entrance.
Drogheda town water supply rotation on Tuesday, 25 July 2017. This is a limited water supply for a short period of time. We are appealing to customers to use this water supply sparingly. We will endeavour to keep to the times outline below a best we can. As this is a rolling schedule only one area will have supply at any one time. As each area has supply, the other areas will be without water. Not all houses in the areas will receive water at the same time due to demand.
The following areas will be supplied with water from 9.00 am until 11.30 am and from 9.00 pm to midnight as part of the rotation plan (View map of area covered) :
- Boyne Meadow
- Laurences Park
- Dublin Road and Donore Industrial Estate
The following areas will be supplied with water from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm as part of the rotation plan (View map of area covered) :
- Open Collon Rd
- North Quay to Termonfeckin Rd
- Ashfield (1pm)
- Hardmans Gardens (Golden Bowl) – supplement Lourdes Hospital
- Cord Rd
- Termonfeckin, Baltray and Queensborough
- Marleys Lane
- Rathmullan Road
- Ballymackenny Rd
The majority of Clogherhead area and the Clogherhead side of Termonfeckin will have some mains supply throughout the day. The Reservoir at Castlecoohill is currently receiving water with the assistance of Ballymakenny Group Water Scheme and is being topped up by a number of tankers.
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
Details on the locations of water stations will be available at water.ie and on Twitter @IWCare and on Louth and Meath County Council websites.
Customers must bring their own containers to avail of the water and are advised that water must be boiled before consumption as a precaution.
Irish Water continues to urge people to check in on neighbours and family, particularly the elderly at the time and is encouraging farmers to reactivate their own wells where possible to conserve water.
Irish Water apologises to customers for the inconvenience caused and thanks them for their patience while crews work to repair the burst. Irish Water, Louth County Council and Meath County Council would like to thank the public for their patience and apologise for ongoing inconvenience.
Customers can contact our customer care helpline 24/7 on 1850 278 278 or visit our service and supply section for updates.