Crews working to restore supplies in these areas as quickly and as safely as possible

Irish Water is working to restore water to areas affected by supply disruptions due to Storm Ellen. Areas worst affected include East and North Cork, South Tipperary, West Waterford, South Limerick, East Clare, Longford and Galway.

Crews are working to restore supplies in these areas as quickly and as safely as possible. In some areas access to treatment plants is being hampered due to fallen trees or flooding.

Irish Water understands the inconvenience when a supply outage occurs and thanks customers for their patience while we work to restore normal supply to impacted customers. 

Irish Water is working 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.

More information

Further updates on restoration times will be provided throughout the day and up-to-date information will be available on our website and on Twitter @IWCare. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278.


The following schemes are still affected by power outages:

Monananig Water Treatment Plant; Bilberry Water Treatment Plant; Clash Water Treatment Plant; Ballincurrig Water Treatment Plant; Corbally Water Treatment Plant.

Please see the locations for the alternative water supplies for areas still without water in County Cork.

  • Monananig – Bottled water supplied
  • Bilberry - an Intermediate Bulk Container is available at Co-Ordinates X- 190543 Y- 74994
  • Clash - Intermediate Bulk Container are available in Lisgould Village (Co-Ordinates X- 185159 Y- 80187) and Top Cross (Co-Ordinates X- 184021 Y- 79969)
  • Ballincurrig - Intermediate Bulk Container are available in Ballincurrig Village (Co-Ordinates X- 184390 Y- 81848)
  • Walshtown (Co-Ordinates X- 187126 Y- 80574)

Irish Water would like to remind the public to adhere to all public health advice in relation to social distancing when collecting water from the tankers.



The plant in Portumna is back in operation and the reservoir and networks are now recharging throughout today. Water tankers are available at Killimor Water Tower, Portumna Church and Portumna Library for those customers impacted. 


A burst watermain in Creagh in Ballinasloe is affecting water supply on the Ballinasloe Regional Water Supply, in particular in the area to the south of the town. As reservoirs are being refilled to address this, water supply to the Kiltormer, Cloonlahan, Meelick and Clonfert will be impacted today.

Water supply in Creagh, in the east of Ballinasloe town will be off until 6pm as repairs to the burst watermain are ongoing.

We would urge people in Ballinasloe to conserve water to assist efforts to refill reservoirs south of the town.


Woodford had power restored last night and water supply has returned to customers there this morning.


A power outage may cause supply disruptions to Herbertstown, Kilteely, Hospital, Martinstown, Doon, Kilmallock, Knocklong and surrounding areas in Co. Limerick. 

Works have an estimated completion time of 9:30am on 24 August. 

We recommend that you allow 2-3 hours after the estimated restoration time for your supply to fully return. Customers are urged to conserve water wherever possible until normal service resumes.



Power outages have resulted in disruptions to water supply. A tanker remains in place in the village for those impacted.

Irish Water would like to remind the public to adhere to all public health advice in relation to social distancing when collecting water from the tankers.​


Power has been restored in Cashel and water supply should be returning to all customers as the network is recharging throughout today.

A burst main in Caiseal na Rí is also impacting water supply to customers in the area. A water tanker will be provided for customers impacted at the St. Patrick’s Hospital area on the Cahir Road later this afternoon.


Power has been restored to the area and water supply should be returning to all customer impacted throughout today. Alternative water supplies remain in place in the area today.

Tipperary town & Cashel

Water supply has been restored to customers in these areas.


Along with our partners in Longford County Council we are appealing to customers on the Longford Central Water Supply to conserve water as reservoirs refill following the restoration of power to Lough Forbes, Lanesborough and Newtowncashel water treatment plants. Over the course of today normal water supply will resume to all customers impacted by water outages or low water pressure.

While water supply to homes and businesses is returning to normal we are asking customers in Longford town, Ballinalee, Clondra, Drumlish, Kilashee, Lanesborough, Lisreevagh, Newtown Cashel and surrounding areas to conserve water where possible.

Cork, Galway, Limerick, Longford, Tipperary

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