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Working to restore water supply as quickly as possible in Ratoath, Kilbride and Ashbourne

Information below is relevant until further updates are provided here or on our Supply and Service Updates section.

Follows a burst to a large trunk water main earlier this afternoon

Following a burst to a large trunk water main earlier this afternoon, Uisce Éireann is working to restore the water supply as quickly as possible to impacted customers in the following areas including: Kilbride, Newtown, Cabinhill, Ballybin, Raystown, Ballyhack, Bodeen, Crakenstown, Ratoath, Cheeverstown, Fleenstown Little, Priest Town, Belgree, Harlockstown, Loughlinstown, Mullinam, Folistown, Ballymacarney, Kilbrew, Reask, Blackwater, Sutherland, Piercetown, Ballybin, Kilrue, Gormanstown, Knavinstown, Grange, Fidorfe, Glascarn, Ballyhack, Coolfore, Paddock, Peacockstown, Tankardstown, Jamestown, Brownstown, Legagunnia, Commons, Killester, Crickstown, Doghtog, Ennistown, Fleenstown Great, Twentypark, Muckerstown, Balfestown, Baltrasna and surrounding areas.

Water services crews are working to complete repairs to this burst and every effort is being made to reduce the impact on homes and businesses and restore normal water supply as quickly as possible. Due to the size of the population served by this supply, it could take until tomorrow morning for normal water supply to be fully restored to all areas, especially for those on higher ground or at the end of the network.  

Uisce Éireann is appealing to customers in East Meath to conserve water wherever possible to help increase reservoir levels and accelerate restoration of supply. Simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact on reducing demand. Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and shaving can save up to 6 litres of water per minute. Taking a shower instead of a bath or using a watering can rather than a hose when gardening can also make a big difference in water use. For more water conservation advice, please visit the Water Conservation page.

As per best practice, most homes and businesses will have on-site water storage to provide a backup source of water for sanitation purposes, however, we understand that this is not always the case. Vulnerable customers who have registered with Uisce Éireann receive direct communications for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours. 

The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on X @IWCare with any queries. For updates please visit the Water Supply Updates section.

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