Relief in Trim as water restrictions are lifted

Irish Water and Meath County Council have successfully completed repairs following a mechanical failure at Trim Water Treatment Plant and water has been restored to all customers.

Specialist equipment to the filtration system has been successfully installed with crews working through the weekend to bring the plant back into full production and restore supplies as quickly as possible.

Crews from Irish Water and Meath County Council continue to monitor reservoir levels closely but can confirm that water has been restored to safe levels and the requirement for night-time restrictions is no longer necessary.

Michael Cunniffe, Operations Lead with Irish Water, said: “The night-time restrictions were necessary to ensure water was available during the day for the community. We are aware that customers on higher ground and on the extremities of the network experienced longer disruption to supply. We would like to thank all residents and businesses for their patience and conservation efforts during the restrictions.”

“Irish Water and Meath County Council will continue to monitor the supply closely and ensure reservoir levels are maintained.

Irish Water is progressing a major project to upgrade and modernise Trim Water Treatment Plant to increase its capacity, provide increased resilience, and secure the water supply existing a future generations. In the meantime, Irish Water is also developing interim measures to mitigate the risk of further outages in Trim prior to the completion of the major upgrade of the treatment plant. In addition, Irish Water continues to replace old and problematic water mains in the town to reduce disruption from bursts and outages which have been affecting homes and businesses.