South Leitrim urged to conserve water after malfunction at water treatment plant

Works are completed but reservoir levels remain low and disruptions are expected as water stocks refill. Alternative water supplies will be provided until normal supply is restored

Irish Water

Works are complete but it will take time for water stocks to be restored.

Irish Water in partnership with Leitrim County Council is advising customers that, due to an unplanned shutdown of the Carrick on Shannon Water Treatment Plant resulting from a mechanical and electrical issue, customers in the area may experience interruption in supply and/or reduced pressure until reservoir levels recover. 

Repairs have been completed and the plant is now back in operation but customers may experience disruptions to their water supply while the reservoirs are filling. 

The areas impacted include Drumshanbo, Ballinamore, Carrigallen, Mohill and all Group Water Schemes in these areas. Alternative water supplies will be available in these areas and bottled water will be provided to schools / creches from early on Tuesday morning.
Alternative water supplies for the public will be provided from this morning (Tuesday) at the following locations:
1.       Drumshanbo at the Mart Road
2.       Ballinamore at the Roads depot beside the football pitch
3.       Mohill at the football pitch
4.       Carrigallen at the football pitch.
Irish Water is asking customers to conserve water over the coming days by turning off taps in properties and farm buildings and avoiding the use of hoses to wash cars or water lawns during the current warm spell. More water conservation tips can be found here.

"Irish Water and Leitrim County Council would like to apologise for any inconvenience as a result of this issue and thank customers in advance for their co-operation in conserving water at this critical time. We would also like to thank the local authority staff for their efforts in restoring the Carrick on Shannon treatment plant to production," noted a spokesperson.

Customers can contact Irish Water 24/7 on their customer care helpline on 1850 278 278 or on Twitter @IWCare. Updates will be posted on

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