2 June 2020 Go back to News
Works underway to safeguard water supplies to customers on the Coalbrook area
Supplies have become depleted due to the recent spell of dry weather
Irish Water and Tipperary County Council are working to safeguard supplies in the Coalbrook scheme which have become depleted due to the recent spell of dry weather.
We have been importing water into the Coalbrook scheme for the past few weeks in an effort to maintain water in people’s homes for handwashing and hygiene.
However, some properties at higher elevations may experience supply interruptions if the reservoir level is low.
To assist, we have set up tankers of water in the Kilbraugh and Earlshill areas for consumers to draw a supply from on an interim basis.
We are asking consumers to observe all social distancing and hygiene guidelines when using this.
As a longer-term solution, Irish Water has engaged a Contractor to reactivate a disused borehole. These works have commenced today June 2nd and may take a week or more to implement.
Duane O’Brien, Irish Water’s Operations Lead for Tipperary, said, “We understand and regret the inconvenience caused by these issues and would like to assure local customers that we are working as a matter of priority to resolve this on a long term basis.
“In the meantime we are appealing to people in the area to continue their efforts in conserving water in the home, the garden and on the farm. There are lots of helpful tips for conserving water on water.ie but the key things are to leave the hose and the pressure washer in the shed; don’t use paddling pools; reuse household water for the garden; and take shorter showers.”
There are lots more tips on how to conserve water in your home on our Conservation page.
Updates will be available on the Supply and Service section. The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call us on 1850 278 278. Customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.