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EAST MEATH WATER SUPPLY - UPDATE FRIDAY 28TH JULY 10.00AM - Latest Update

Date Released: 28 July 2017

 

 

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UPDATE – FRIDAY 28TH JULY, 10.00AM


Water supply for east and southeast Meath is returning and most of the affected areas now have restoration of their supply. There are still a number of isolated areas on high ground and peripheral parts of the network which are experiencing problems but supplies to these areas should be restored during the day. Water storage units in these affected areas will continue in place until the supply has been restored.

Disturbance in the pipe may result in some customers receiving turbidly or discoloured water. Irish Water is satisfied based on testing that the water is safe to drink. Irish Water will continue to monitor the water quality over the coming days. It can be anticipated that there may be some local issues with the taste and colour of water and advice is available at www.water.ie.


Customers may also experience airlocks in their pipes. Please view the Irish Water FAQ's for information on how to remove these: http://wtr.ie/2uEuQDl (pdf file).

Meath County Council and Irish Water would like to thank all customers affected for their continued patience and understanding during this difficult period.

We also want to acknowledge all help and support provided by all state agencies, Defence forces, contractors, community groups, elected and local representatives, public volunteers, and local farmers for their assistance especially with vulnerable customers during this incident.

 

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UPDATE – THURSDAY 27TH JULY, 5.00PM

Water supply for east and southeast Meath is returning after the completion of a complex repair on a uniquely high pressured water main at Staleen Water Treatment Plant. Reservoir levels have risen during the course of today and the situation in terms of mains water supply has improved in most of the affected areas. Duleek, Stamullen and the coastal areas of Laytown, Bettystown, Mornington, Donacarney and Grangerath currently have close to normal mains water supply.

It is anticipated that full mains water supply to the Ashbourne and Ratoath areas will return over the next 24 hours. Restoration of supply will take longer for a number of the high ground areas and peripheral parts of the network.

Water storage units at the designated stations are continually being replenished and customers are reminded to bring clean containers, and as a precautionary measure to boil water taken from these stations before use.

Disturbance in the pipe may result in some customers receiving turbidly or discoloured water. Irish Water is satisfied based on testing that the water is safe to drink. Irish Water will continue to monitor the water quality over the coming days. It can be anticipated that there may be some local issues with the taste and colour of water and advice is available at www.water.ie.

Customers may also experience airlocks in their pipes. Please view the Irish Water FAQ's for information on how to remove these: http://wtr.ie/2uEuQDl (pdf file).

Meath County Council and Irish Water would like to thank all customers affected for their continued patience and understanding during this difficult period.


We also want to acknowledge all help and support provided by all state agencies, Defence forces, contractors, community groups, elected and local representatives, public volunteers, and local farmers for their assistance especially with vulnerable customers during this incident.


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UPDATE – THURSDAY 27TH JULY, 11.00AM

 

The burst water-main repair is complete and the Staleen Water Treatment Plant is back in production. Reservoir levels are continuing to fill and levels have begun to rise overnight and this morning.

As the day progresses it is expected that a water supply will return to the following areas: Duleek, Stamullen, and the coastal areas of Laytown, Bettystown, Mornington, Donacarney, and Grangerath. Restoration of the supply will take longer, particularly to Ashbourne, Ratoath and areas on high ground and on the periphery of the network. Temporary water stations will remain in place across all areas until full service is restored (34 designated water stations at 25 locations - Map at http://bit.ly/2uq3rGx). Customers are asked to continue to conserve their mains water supply for the next few days until supply has returned to normal.

Meath County Council and Irish Water would like to thank all customers affected for their continued patience and understanding during this difficult period.

We also want to acknowledge all help and support provided by all state agencies, defense forces, contractors, community groups, elected and local representatives, public volunteers, and local farmers for their assistance especially with vulnerable customers during this incident.

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UPDATE – THURSDAY 27TH JULY 9.30AM

The burst water-main repair is complete and the Staleen Water Treatment Plant is back in production. Reservoir levels are continuing to fill and levels have begun to rise overnight. Replenishing reservoirs and filling networks will take time. It may take several days for full service to be restored to all customers particularly those on high ground and at the periphery of the network.

Customers are asked to continue to conserve their mains water supply for the next few days until supply has returned to normal. As the day progresses it is expected to be possible to supply more areas with a mains supply. Temporary water stations will remain in place across east and southeast Meath until full service is restored (34 designated water stations at 25 locations - Map at http://bit.ly/2uq3rGx).

Disturbance in the pipe may result in some customers receiving turbidly or discoloured water. Water quality will be continually monitored in order to ensure that the water is safe to drink. Customers may also experience airlocks in their pipes. Please view the Irish Water FAQ's for information on how to remove these: http://wtr.ie/2uEuQDl  (pdf file).

Defence Force personnel will continue to assist with the deployment of water at the designated stations. All available Meath County Council personnel including the Fire & Emergency Services and Civil Defence remain deployed throughout the affected areas.

Water storage units are continually being replenished and customers are reminded to bring clean containers, and as a precautionary measure to boil water taken from these stations before use.

Further updates will issue in due course.

 

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UPDATE - WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY 5.00PM

Testing is under-way on the repair works to the water-main supplying the Staleen Water Treatment Plant. Irish Water advises that once it is confirmed that the repair is holding water can be re-introduced to the pipeline very slowly.

A limited mains water supply will remain in place in the main urban centres in east and south east Meath (i.e. Duleek, Ashbourne, Stamullen, Ratoath, Laytown, Bettystown, Mornington) for the remainder of the day.

A limited mains water supply will return to the Donacarney and Grangerath areas for a period this evening. The limited mains water supply will cease during night-time hours in order to allow reservoirs to replenish.

Outlying areas (i.e. outside the main urban centres) are advised to continue to utilise the 34 designated water stations at 25 locations. Map at http://bit.ly/2uq3rGx

Defence Force personnel will continue to assist with the deployment of water at the designated stations.

An alternative mains water supply has been provided in south Ashbourne and Kilbride via a pipeline connection to the Fingal water supply.

All available Meath County Council personnel including the Fire & Emergency Services and Civil Defence remain deployed throughout the affected areas. Water storage units are continually being replenished and customers are reminded to bring clean containers, and as a precautionary measure to boil water taken from these stations before use.

Further updates will issue in due course.


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UPDATE - WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY 2.00PM


The water stations locations have been updated as below (most recent are marked with an asterisk). Map will be updated shortly at http://bit.ly/2uq3rGx.


Locations:

Duleek: 3 (Church) 2 (St Cianans Villas) 1 (Industrial Estate) - 1 Main Street
Knockcommon/Rathdrinagh: 1 (National School)
Rossnaree: 1 (Church)
Ashbourne: 2 (Race hill)
Donore: 1 (Church)
Lagavoreen: 2 (Entrance to Housing Estate)
*Grange Rath: 3 (Entrance to Housing Estate)
Ratoath: 2 (National School Fairyhouse Road ) 4 ( St Paul’s School) - 1 ( Nursing Home Town Centre) - Steeplechase - 1 Donnellys Hardware
*Stamullen: 2 ( Church ) 2 (School) 2 Kilbreck Hsg Estate
Clonalvey: 1 (Church)
Ardcath: 2 (Church)
*Kilmoon: 2 (Snailbox Carpark)
Curragha: 1 (Church)
Skryne: 1 (GAA Pitch)
Kentstown: 1 (Londis Car park)
Ashbourne Town : 1 Community Centre - 2 Retail Park - 1 Supervalu Carpark - 1 Garden City
Bettystown : 2 (Tesco Carpark)
*Donacarney : 1 (Old School)
Colaiste Na Hinse Secondary School : 1
Mornington: 1 (Harrys Shop)
Kilbride: 2 (Church)
Clonalvey: 2 (Church)
Drogheda:Deepforde Hsg Estate
Drogheda:Highlands Hsg Estate
Rathfeigh : National School 1
*Julianstown : 1 ( Whitecross school)

*Most recent

 

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UPDATE - WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY 10.00AM

 

Meath County Council wishes to advise that a limited mains water supply is now available in the following main urban centres in east and south east Meath (during daylight hours):

• Duleek
• Ashbourne
• Stamullen
• Ratoath
• Laytown
• Bettystown
• Mornington

It is expected that a limited mains water supply will return to the Donacarney and Grangerath areas from approximately mid-day.

This supply will cease during night-time hours in order to allow reservoirs to replenish. Please note that outlying areas (outside the main urban centres) will not receive a mains supply until further notice and customers are advised to continue utilise the 34 designated water stations at 25 locations.
See map at http://bit.ly/2uq3rGx.

Defence Force personnel have now been deployed to the main urban centres (above) in order to assist with the deployment of water at the designated stations.

Irish Water and Louth County Council will today begin work on the specialist engineering solution to repair the burst water main supplying the Staleen Water Treatment Plant. The specially commissioned parts have arrived on site this morning and work will continue throughout the day to repair the pipe. Due to the fragile condition of the pipeline, repair work by Irish Water and Louth County Council must progress extremely carefully and it will be later on Wednesday before it is known if the repair has been successful.

An alternative mains water supply has been provided in south Ashbourne by laying a 100m pipeline to connect a water supply in Fingal to Ashbourne. The water network from Fingal has also been diverted to provide mains supply to Kilbride in Meath.

All available Meath County Council personnel including the Fire & Emergency Services and Civil Defence are deployed throughout the affected areas in order to assist with the deployment of water. Further additional resources continue to be assigned to water stations with water storage units being continually being replenished.

Customers are reminded to bring clean containers, and as a precautionary measure to boil water taken from these stations before use.

Meath County Council and Irish Water continue to urge people to check in on neighbours and family while the disruption continues, particularly the elderly and is encouraging farmers to reactivate their own wells where possible to conserve available water supplies.

We would urge any customer with an urgent medical need to call the Irish Water contact centre on: 1850 278 278.

Meath County Council and Irish Water would like to thank the public for their patience, and we apologise for the ongoing inconvenience while our crews work to restore supply to all affected areas as soon as possible. All help and support provided by neighbouring local authorities including Fire & Emergency Services and Civil Defence personnel, the Defence Forces and other bodies/organisations is greatly appreciated.

Further updates will issue in due course.

 

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