Irish Water, working in partnership with Kildare County Council, will carry out essential maintenance works this week at Srowlands Water Treatment Plant as part of the treated water storage system.
The essential works involve the installation of new pipework at the treatment plant. In order to safely facilitate these works, a plant shut down is required. These essential works are being delivered in adherence with current HSE and government COVID-19 advice.T
he works are scheduled to take place this Wednesday, 19 May between 8am and 8pm. Irish Water in collaboration with Kildare County Council have reconfigured the network to maintain normal supply to as many customers as possible and treated drinking water reservoirs will be filled to their maximum in advance of the works starting.
Irish Water is appealing to all customers in the following areas to conserve water as their drinking water supply is dependent on reservoir storage for the duration of the works: Kildare Town and surrounds; Carbury; Derrinturn; Naas; Athgarvan; Newbridge; Parts of Caragh; Kilmeague; Monasterevin; Calverstown; Nurney; Narraghmore; Ballitore; Prosperous and surrounding areas.While handwashing remains a priority, simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact on reducing demand on the supply. Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and shaving can save up to 6 litres of water per minute. Taking a shower instead of a bath or using a watering can rather than a hose when gardening can also make a big difference in water use. There are lots more tips on how to conserve water in your home on our website at www.water.ie/conserve