13 February 2019 Go back to News
Water restrictions required tonight in Athlone
Restrictions needed to allow water levels to continue to recover
Irish Water and Westmeath County Council wish to advise customers in Athlone and the surrounding areas that an overnight water restriction is necessary to allow water levels in the Annagh Reservoir to increase. The levels have fallen due to necessary unplanned reservoir works. This night-time restriction is being put in place to ensure customers have a water supply to their homes and businesses during daytime hours.
The water restriction will be in place from 10pm tonight, Wednesday February 13, until 6am tomorrow morning, Thursday February 14, which will impact customers in Athlone Town, Baylin, Mount Temple, The Ories, Garrycastle, Dublin Road, Ardnaglug, Fardrum, Moydrum, Blyry, Killyon Hill, Bonavalley, Athlone and surrounds in Co. Westmeath.
Water supply will restore to customers as the network refills
This action is being taken to ensure that there is an adequate quantity of water available to supply industries, schools, residences and commercial activities during business hours.
The water supply will restore to customers as the network refills. It can take a number of hours for the water to restore to customers on higher ground or at the end of the network once the water supply is turned back on. We expect that supply will return to customers between 6am and 8am as the water returns to the network.