LATEST: Irish Water makes water conservation appeal for parts of Kildare in Storm Emma aftermath

Reservoirs under pressure due to increased demand during Storm Emma

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LATEST: Irish Water makes water conservation appeal for parts of Kildare after Storm Emma aftermath

Kildare residents are being asked to conserve water

Kildare residents are being asked to conserve water in the aftermath of Storm Emma.

Irish Water issued an advisory notice this evening advising customers in Co Kildare 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. 

All customers are being asked to conserve water to avoid reservoirs emptying and water pressure to homes and businesses being affected. Customers in the Monasterevin area are particularly being asked to conserve water due to high demand in the area and an electrical fault at the Kildare Wellfields Water Treatment. Repairs are expected to be completed tomorrow at the plant.

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

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