Works underway to restore water supply as quickly as possible in Termonfeckin

30 March 2023

Information below is relevant until further updates are provided here or on our Supply and Service Updates section.

Uisce Éireann is working in partnership with Louth County Council to deliver critical sewer network upgrades in Greenhills, Drogheda.  

As part of the sewer critical network upgrades in Greenhills, Drogheda, there was a planned interruption to the watermain supply in the area, including Greenhills, Baltray and Termonfeckin and surrounding areas on Wednesday, 29 March.  The planned interruption to water supply took place earlier today, Thursday 30 March and homes and businesses in the area were impacted for a period of time. 

Water supply has returned to almost all customers this evening, with the exception of customers in Termonfeckin who are continuing to experience water outages. 

Padraig Hanly, Programme Manager at Uisce Éireann said, “The majority of works is now complete with water being restored to almost all areas this evening. However, due to the complex nature and flow of the network, outages are still being experienced in Termonfeckin. There was a further need to interrupt the water supply for longer than previously anticipated.” 

Padraig continued: “We regret the inconvenience caused to customers and would like to assure them that restoring normal water services continues to be a top priority for us. It is anticipated that water supply will be restored to Termonfeckin by 9pm, Thursday 30 March. Please allow 2-3 hours for water pressure to return to normal. We thank the people of Drogheda for their continued patience.

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Uisce Éireann receive direct communications from us for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours. The Uisce Éireann 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 Water Supply Updates section of our website.  

These works are being delivered as part of Uisce Éireann’s Growth and Development Programme and are due to be completed by the end of the year. This project is being delivered by GMC Utilities Group Ltd on behalf of Uisce Éireann.

Uisce Éireann 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.