There may be some drop in water pressure in Kildare towns this evening
Some Kildare towns may experience a slight reduction in water pressure tonight, according to Irish Water.
The company issued a warning earlier this afternoon that water pressure would be reduced across Dublin and some parts of the commuter counties from 8pm tonight, Tuesday, until 6am Wednesday morning.
There was a spike in the increase in demand for water between last Friday and Sunday, due to Storm Emma. This coincided with damage caused by the storm to water treatment plants and burst pipes, leading to pressure on reservoirs.
Water pressure was also reduced across Dublin for a 12-hour period starting on Monday evening.
Parts of Kildare are supplied from the Dublin water network.
The Dublin City Waterworks at Ballymore Eustace, which sources from the Poulaphouca Regional Scheme, delivers water to Naas, Newbridge, Kildare, Clane, Sallins, Kill, Kilcullen, Ballitore, Prosperous, Kilcock, Celbridge (Ardclough Road area), Donadea area, Carbury, Suncroft and surrounding areas.
Water from the Fingal Co Co Waterworks at Leixlip is distributed to Leixlip, Celbridge, Maynooth, Straffan, Ardclough, Rathcoffey and surrounding areas via the Leixlip Regional Scheme.
According to an Irish Water spokesperson this afternoon, “the larger urban areas in Kildare may experience some slight reduction in pressure but there are no significant restrictions for Kildare. Leakage in the network may cause localised issues and we are working with Kildare County Council to locate leaks and fix them”.
Meanwhile, Kildare County Council is today supplying water via container at the Kilteel Community Hall, and those using it are advised to boil it before use.
Meanwhile, repairs to the water supply at Celbridge, started this morning, are now complete, and supply should resume fully when the pressure restores.