Works progress to improve Clones water supply

26 March 2021

Irish Water, working in partnership with Monaghan County Council, is progressing essential works at the reservoir at Clones Water Treatment Plant, to improve monitoring of the water supply to homes and businesses in Clones and surrounding areas.

In order to safely facilitate the works a water outage is scheduled to take place from 10am to 2pm on Tuesday, 30 March 2021. While these works are ongoing customers in Clones town, Scotshouse village and environs and Drumully will experience a water outage. Following the completion of the works it may take a number of hours for the network to refill and for normal water supply to return to all impacted customers. Works are being carried out by Veolia Water on behalf of Irish Water and will be delivered in adherence with current government and HSE advice on Covid-19.

Speaking about the works, Irish Water’s Drinking Water Lead, Peter Gallagher said: “These works are part of the National Disinfection Programme. Irish Water is investing €65 million to upgrade and standardise disinfection systems across the country involving over 864 water treatment plants, pumping stations, and reservoirs. The works at the reservoir at Clones Water Treatment Plant will allow improved monitoring at the treatment plant.

Irish Water and Monaghan County Council understand the inconvenience when outages occur and thank customers for their patience while we complete these essential works to safeguard water supply for customers in these areas.

Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please see the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.

Irish Water continues to work at this time, with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services. Irish Water would like to remind people to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.