Water supply 'under pressure' in areas of Louth

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Water supply 'under pressure' in areas of Louth

Irish Water is advising customers in Co Louth that due to the extremely cold weather conditions and exceptionally high water demand, some water treatment plants in the county are struggling to keep up with supply demands.

Customers are being asked to conserve water to avoid reservoirs emptying and water pressure to homes and businesses being affected.

In Navan, production at the Kilcarn water treatment plant has ceased due to a continuing power outage issue.

Power has been restored to the Staleen Water Treatment Plant but customers in Ratoath are expected to have supply disruptions until tomorrow morning. Storage reservoir levels supplying this area are at critically low levels.

Customers throughout the counties are urged to conserve water by not running taps unnecessarily, taking showers instead of baths and to refrain from using dishwashers and washing machines.

Irish Water working in partnership with Louth and Meath County Councils would like to apologise to customers for the inconvenience this is causing and assures customers that repairs will be completed as soon as it is safe to do so once the current red alert has been lifted.

Once further information is available we 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/