Works completed to restore water supply for customers in Longwood

08 May 2022

Update 2:25pm 8 May 2022

Irish Water and Meath County Council crews have completed repair works to restore water as quickly as possible to all impacted customers in Longwood and surrounding areas.

Typically, it takes two to three hours following repairs for normal supply to restore to all customers affected by an unplanned outage.

Michael Cunniffe, Irish Water, commented: “The repairs have been completed and most customers will see their water supply returing in the next two to three hours. We appreciate your patience and any impact this unplanned outage may have had.”  

The Irish Water 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 visit the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.

Irish Water is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.

Previous Updates

Irish Water is working with Meath County Council to restore water as quickly as possible to all impacted customers following a burst to a water main at the treatment plant. The burst may be impacting the water supply to approximately 500 customers in Longwood and surrounding areas.

Dedicated water service crews have mobilised and repairs are underway and further updates will be provided as the works progress. Typically, it takes two to three hours following repairs for normal supply to restore to all customers affected by an unplanned outage.

Michael Cunniffe, Irish Water, commented: “The repairs are being conducted as quickly and efficiently as possible to minimise disruption to the area and restore water for all customers. We hope to have the repairs completed by this evening and we appreciate your patience as we work to return normal water supply as quickly as possible.”  

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water receive direct communications for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours.

Irish Water understands the inconvenience to customers when bursts occur and water supply is interrupted. We thank customers for their patience while we work to restore normal supply. The Irish Water 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 visit the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.

Irish Water is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.