8 March 2018 Go back to News
Water rationing in parts of East Meath due to high water demand and depleting reservoir levels
Water levels need to refill in reservoirs and we are asking customers across East Meath supplied by the Staleen Water Treatment Plant to conserve water
Due to reduced water production at the Staleen Water Treatment Plant and depleted reservoirs levels in Carnes and Balloy reservoirs, Irish Water regrettably has to introduce temporary water rationing in the following areas:
Water Outage from 8pm on Thursday, 8 March 2018 to 06.00am on Friday, 9 March 2018
Areas affected - Duleek, Prioryland, Abbeylands, Balsaran, Garballagh, Downstown, Rossnaree, Lougher, Rathdrinagh, Knockharley, Balrath, Danestown, Ballymagarvey and surrounding areas
The areas listed below, rationing will be on a rolling basis for the next few days, at least, as the situation is monitored and reviewed, to compensate for the reduced supply coming in to East Meath from the Staleen WTP.
Areas affected - Ardcath, Clonalvy, Kentstown, Danestown, Boolies, Riverstown, Cushinstown and surrounding areas
Water levels need to refill in reservoirs and we are asking customers across East Meath supplied by the Staleen Water Treatment Plant to conserve water to allow water levels to increase
Irish Water and Meath County Council are at this time reconfiguring the existing water supply network in an effort to maintain and restore water supply to customers impacted by the outage.
Irish Water working in partnership with Meath County Council thanks customers for their patience while we work to resolve all issues due to the extremely cold weather conditions and would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience this outage is causing. We wish to reassure customers that work is ongoing to restore a public water supply to all customers.
Supply issues during or following an outage
Some customers may experience water quality or supply issues when your water has been restored. For helpful tips, visit our support page.
Once further information is available we will issue another update. Updates will also be posted to our Service and Supply section.