Water supply update from Louth County Council

Louth County Council

Donard McCabe

Reporter:

Donard McCabe

Water supply update from Louth County Council

Water supply update from Louth County Council

Louth County Council have issued an statement on water services in Louth at present. Apart from one mains repair currently taking place in Dundalk, with all water treatment plants in operation. The full statement is below:

All Water treatment plants are operating satisfactorily with reservoirs substantially full except Clogherhead and Drogheda which are expanded upon below.

  • Two network repairs completed since last update.  One mains repair completed in Drogheda last night and one mains repair currently being completed in Dundalk this morning.
  • No further water related calls from our on-call service overnight.
  • No issues reported from any of our wastewater treatment plants this morning although, as caretakers have up to three plants to visit, not all are reported on as yet.  I will inform you if any issue comes in.

Regarding Staleen and Donore, it would be anticipated that, based on current flows, they will remain steady during the day with a further increase in level tonight.

Clogherhead reservoir was struggling yesterday evening however Water Inspectors managed to get additional flows to Clogherhead and the reservoir levels increased overnight to approximately 2/3 full.  We will however need to monitor this through the day as daytime usage may have an impact.

There was a risk of flooding in Carlingford last night as significant volumes of water entered the system and pumping station was working at full capacity. 

As a high tide was due at midnight, sandbags were deployed to vulnerable premises as a precaution however flooding was averted. 

Levels in the pumping station are lower this morning so less cause for concern however the caretaker will continue to monitor the situation.