2 June 2018 Go back to News
Water levels slowly continuing to increase following repair to Staleen pipeline
Variations in pressure and intermittent outages in some areas possible during the day
Following the completion of repairs to the pipeline serving the Staleen Water Treatment Plant on Thursday, water levels in the reservoirs and network are slowly being restored.
The majority of customers in the area now have a water supply. However, some properties in high lying ground will continue to experience water outages over the course of the day and customers in all areas may notice some variations in their water pressure.
There may also be some intermittent supply disruptions or reductions in pressure in Duleek during the afternoon as flows in the network are managed to maintain supply to as many customers as possible. Alternative water supplies will be in place in Duleek throughout the day.
We are asking all customers to continue to conserve water as much as possible over the weekend so that normal water levels can be restored in all areas as quickly as possible.
Alternative water station locations:
- Industrial Estate
- O’Neill’s Pub
- Nursing Home Town Centre
- Donnelly’s Hardware
- 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. View our Alternative Water Supply Map for current water tanker locations.
We will continue to monitor the situation and are working closely with Meath and Louth County Councils to restore supply to all customers as soon as possible.
Budget approved for new pipeline
Irish Water has approved the budget and design for a new pipeline to replace the existing lines and the pipes have been procured. We are in the final stages of resolving all of the contractual and regulatory issues and we plan to begin mobilising construction of the pipeline within weeks, with the aim of having the programme completed by year end.
Irish Water understands the inconvenience caused due to this burst water main 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 Update section.