Update 17:20

Irish Water working in partnership with Meath County Council has repaired a significant burst to a watermain and are working to restore water supply to homes and businesses in Ratoath, Ashbourne and surrounding areas.

The repair works are now complete and water supply will begin to be restored. Customers in Cushinstown, Kilmoon, Curragha, Ratoath, Kilbride, Ashbourne, Slane Road, Tudor Grove, Milltown Road and surrounding areas may continue to experience temporary disruptions such low water pressure and/or water outages as water refills the network and reservoir levels are restored but it is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand-washing.

While water supply to homes and businesses is returning to normal we are asking customers to conserve water where possible. As handwashing remains a priority, simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact on reducing demand on this supply. 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 tips on how to conserve water in your home, visit our Conservation section.

Irish Water and Meath County Council understand the inconvenience when a burst occurs and thank customers for their patience while we work to repair the burst and restore normal supply to impacted customers. Irish Water and Meath County Council regret any inconvenience caused. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.  For updates please see our water supply and services section, reference MEA00030977.

There is also a possibility that some customers may have airlocks in their internal plumbing. For advice on how to deal with airlocks please visit our airlocks page.

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.

Update 10:00

Irish Water is working with Meath County Council to carry out urgent repairs to restore the water supply following a major burst to a water main. Crews are working to repair the burst main as quickly and as safely as possible in line with COVID-19 protocols.

Customers in the following areas may be impacted by disruption to their supply while the repairs are underway; Cushinstown, Kilmoon, Curragha, Ratoath, Kilbride, Ashbourne, Slane Road, Tudor Grove, Milltown Road and surrounding areas.

Repairs are expected to continue until later tonight. Once the repairs are successfully completed, normal water supply will begin to be restored. It may take 1-2 hours for normal water supply to return to all customers but it is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand-washing.

Irish Water is contacting customers who are registered on our vulnerable customer register.

Irish Water and Meath County Council understand the inconvenience when a burst occurs and thank customers for their patience while we work to repair the burst and restore normal supply to impacted customers. Irish Water and Meath County Council regret any inconvenience caused. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 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, reference MEA00030977.

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.

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