Water Restrictions For Westmeath

Irish Water says the limits on water supply will be in place from 10pm until 6am tomorrow morning.

Overnight water restrictions will in place in parts of Westmeath this evening.

Irish Water says the limits on water supply will be in place from 10pm until 6am tomorrow morning.

The areas affected include Athlone Town, Baylin, Ballykeeren, Mount Temple, Glasson and Fardrum.

The measures are in place to help the Annagh reservoir levels recover.

Irish Water Statement: 

Irish Water and Westmeath County Council advise customers served by Athlone Public Water Supply that an essential, over-night restriction is required to help water levels in Annagh Reservoir recover and maintain supply for homes and businesses during the day. This restriction is necessary following operational issues at Athlone Water Treatment Plant.

Dedicated crews are onsite and progressing with repairs. To help reservoir levels recover and maintain a sufficient water supply to homes and businesses during normal working hours, water supply will be restricted from 10pm tonight, Wednesday 7 December, until 6am tomorrow morning. The following locations may experience reduced water pressure and/or no water during these hours: Athlone Town, Baylin, Ballykeeren, Mount Temple, Glasson and Fardrum. It can take two to three hours following a restriction for the network to refill and normal supply to be fully restored to all areas. 

Speaking about the restriction, John Gavin, Irish Water said: “Irish Water understands the inconvenience this overnight restriction may cause, however, it is essential to ensure a sufficient water supply is available for residents and businesses during the day for hygiene and other essential purposes. 

Ahead of the restriction, we are appealing to customers to help conserve water by not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and to postpone using dishwashers and washing machines where possible. Further information on water conservation is available on our website at www.water/conserve.” 

Works are also progressing at Athlone Treatment Plant to increase its capacity, provide increased resilience, and safeguard the supply for the future.

The Irish Water 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 on local water supply issues, please visit the Water Supply Updates section of the Irish Water 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.

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