3 March 2018 Go back to News
Water supply under pressure in areas of Co. Westmeath due to increased demand
Customers asked to conserve water
- Customers in Athlone, Mullingar, Moate, Kilbeggan, Tyrrellspass, Rochfortbridge, Castletown Geoghegan, Kinnegad, Castlepollard, Delvin and Clonmellon are being asked to conserve water
- Water restrictions will be in place in the Cossan Area, Assumption Road, Beechpark and Clonbursk areas tonight from 11pm to 8am on Sunday 4 March
Irish Water is advising customers in Co. Westmeath that due to the extremely cold weather conditions and exceptionally high water demand, some water treatment plants in the county are struggling to keep up with supply demands.
Customers are being asked to conserve water to avoid reservoirs emptying and water pressure to homes and businesses being affected. Customers in Athlone, Mullingar, Moate, Kilbeggan, Tyrrellspass, Rochfortbridge, Castletown Geoghegan, Kinnegad, Castlepollard, Delvin and Clonmellon are particularly being asked to conserve water.
High night time demand in Athlone has resulted in the water level in the Annagh Reservoir dropping. As a result water will not be pumped to the Coosan Area and the Batteries Water Tower tonight. Customers in the Coosan Area, Assumption Road, Beechpark, and Clonbrusk will experience water restrictions over the night from 11pm on Saturday, 3 March to 8am on Sunday 4 March 2018 to help replenish the reservoir levels.
Customers on the Westside of Athlone town are not expected to experience water loss but may have reduced pressure.
Repairs will be carried out on leaks in the public network in Athlone on Church Street and Cornamagh tomorrow and on Monday as weather and ground conditions improve.
Reservoir levels in Castlepollard, Delvin and Clonmellon and in Mullingar are critically low due to high water demand and high turbidity in the raw water sources. Work is continuing to meet the water demand to supply homes and businesses and further updates will be provided throughout the day.
Customers throughout Co. Westmeath are urged to conserve water by not running taps unnecessarily, taking showers instead of baths and to refrain from using dishwashers and washing machines.
Irish Water working in partnership with Westmeath 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 caused. We wish to reassure customers that work and repairs are ongoing and are being completed as soon as it is safe to do so.
Once further information is available we will issue another update. Updates will also be posted to the Supply and Service page. Customers can contact our call centre 24/7 on 1850 278 278 or on Twitter @IWCare.