Water restrictions announced for Laois in the wake of Storm Emma

Specif restrictions for Swan, Newtown Doonane and Crettyyard areas

Conor Ganly


Conor Ganly




Water restrictions in Laois.

Irish Water is advising customers in Laois 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 an businesses being affected.

Water restrictions will be in place from 6pm tonight to 8am on Monday, 5 March 2018 for customers in Swan, Newtown Doonane and Crettyyard townlands areas to allow water levels in the reservoir to refill. 

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. 

Irish Water, working in partnership with Laois County Council, would like to apologise to customers for the inconvenience this is causing.

Once further information is available they will issue another update.

The water company had advised people in Laois to turn off taps and take other measures to conserve supply on Sunday.

Updates will also be posted to the supply and service section of Irish Water’s website at www.water.ie/water-supply/ supply-and-service-update/