Works underway to restore supply in Bohernabreena, Mountpelier and surrounding areas

20 October 2022

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

Irish Water is working with South Dublin County Council to restore normal water supply as quickly as possible to impacted customers following an overnight power outage at Friarstown pump station causing depleted water levels at Mountpellier Reservoir.  

Impacted customers in Bohernabreena, Piperstown, Mountpelier and surrounding areas may be impacted by lower than normal water pressure and in some instances, particularly on higher ground, may experience intermittent water outages.

An alternative water supply will be available at the St Annes Church, Bohernabreena from 5:30pm until 11pm on 20 October. Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tanker and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure.

Water supply is expected to be restored overnight, it will take a number of hours for full water supply to be restored as the reservoir and water network refills. Typically, it takes two to three hours for normal supply to restore to all customers affected

Irish Water is appealing to all customers to conserve water as the reservoirs refill.

Tselopile Tlou, Irish Water, said: “Irish Water is appealing to all customers to continue to conserve water as the reservoir refills. While handwashing remains a priority, simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact on reducing demand on the 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 can also make a big difference in water use.

For more tips on how to conserve water in your home please visit the Conservation section of our website.

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.

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.