Works underway to restore water supply to Drogheda customers

29 April 2021

Uisce Éireann is working with Louth County Council to carry out repairs to restore water supply to customers in Donore Road, Drogheda and surrounding areas following a burst water main. Crews are working to repair the burst as quickly and as safely as possible in adherence with current HSE and government COVID-19 advice.

Customers in these locations may experience discoloured water, low water pressure and water outages until 10:00pm tonight, Thursday 29 April, while the repairs are underway. Once the repairs are successfully completed, normal water supply will begin to be restored. Full water supply may take 2-3 hours to return as water refills the network but it is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand-washing.

Uisce Éireann is encouraging customers to conserve water while these essential repairs are underway. There are ways to conserve water that will not impact on hygiene or handwashing. Simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact on reducing demand on the supply such as not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and to postpone using dishwashers and washing machines where possible.

Uisce Éireann 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.

Uisce Éireann understands the inconvenience when a burst occurs and thanks customers for their patience while we work to repair the burst and restore normal supply to impacted customers. Uisce Éireann and Louth County Council regrets any inconvenience caused.

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.