25 July 2017 Go back to News
Update on Water Tanker locations in Louth and East Meath 12:35 hrs, Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Irish Water, Louth County Council and Meath County Council are continuing to coordinate all available resources to ensure water tankers are mobilised to as many customers as possible who are impacted by the burst water main supplying water to the Staleen Water Treatment Plant. Irish Water is liaising with Northern Ireland Water and Local Authorities across the country to provide alternative water supplies through the provision of water tankers in the impacted communities. Water tankers have already been secured from Wicklow, Fingal, Dublin City Council, Westmeath, Waterford and Northern Ireland as well as a number of private sources. Irish Water is also in discussions with the army to see what potential support they might be able to provide.
Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda has been 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.
33 road tankers have been deployed to supplement the mains water supply, to replenish temporary water stations and to supply priority customers around impacted communities. 86 IBCs (stationary water containers) are in place across Louth and Meath. 8,000 five and ten litre foldable water containers will be delivered to Louth County Council and Meath County Council for distribution across all impacted communities in Meath and Louth.
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.
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
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. This is being reviewed during the day and this situation may improve further updates later today.
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)
- 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)
- Ashbourne Town : 1 Community Centre - 1 Retail Park - 1 Supervalu Carpark
- Bettystown : 1 (Tesco Carpark)
- Donecarney : 1 (Church)
- Colaiste Na Hinse Secondary School : 1
- Mornington: 1 (Harrys Shop)
- Kilbride: 2 (Church)
- Drogheda:Deepforde Hsg Estate
The temporary water stations established across the network will continue to be replenished all day. Further locations will be added as demand dictates and the public will be advised of this as it happens. Details on the locations 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.