Authorities working to restore power to Staleen Water Treatment plant

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Authorities working to restore power to Staleen Water Treatment plant

UPDATE:  Power has been restored to the Staleen Water Treatment Plant which supplies customers in Drogheda and East Meath. Irish Water and Louth and Meath County Councils worked with ESB to restore power as quickly as possible.

Some customers may not have full pressure or service until late this evening as the water is restored to all parts of the system.

According to a statement released this morning, Irish Water and Louth County Council are currently working with the ESB to restore power to the Staleen Water Treatment plant as soon as possible.

The power outage has stopped water production at the plant which serves Drogheda and East Meath. The supply to these areas is currently dependent on storage in the reservoirs. The Lourdes Hospital and other priority health care facilities have been notified.

Irish Water is urging customers to conserve water by not running taps, taking showers instead of baths and to refrain from using dishwashers and washing machines. Irish Water say they will continue to provide updates throughout the day.

"Irish Water working in partnership with Louth County Council would like to apologise to customers for the inconvenience this is causing and assures customers that repairs will be completed as soon as possible. We can confirm that ESB is prioritizing restoring power to the plant and Meath County Council is assisting to provide road access to enable repairs to be carried out."

Once further information is available Irish Water say they will issue another update. Updates will also be posted to the supply and service section of Irish Water’s website at www.water.ie/water-supply/supply-and-service-update/