Due to the leak in a major water main which supplies the Staleen water-treatment plant approximately 7,000 households are currently without water. Normal water supplies said to be restored on Thursday.
As said in Irish Times, the Staleen plant brings drinking water to Drogheda and surrounding areas, as well as parts of south Co Louth and east Co Meath, including Duleek, Ashbourne and Ratoath.
Irish Water said a number of attempts to fix a major water main which supplies the Staleen water-treatment plant were undertaken at the weekend.
The leak occurred on Friday morning and has continued over the weekend with many people facing a fourth day without any water on Monday.
Crews have been on site since early on Friday morning. The burst is located over four metres underground and requires a complex repair.
Irish Water working in partnership with Louth County Council continues to implement our water contingency plans as water repairs prove to be challenging due to the age and type of pipe.
In response to the ongoing water shortages being experienced in Drogheda, Irish Water and Louth County Council have supplemented the water supply coming in to Drogheda. This is being done by using large tankers to bring treated water in from neighboring areas such as Collon and Tullyallen.
The importing of water will continue until normal service resumes.
In addition to the scheme described temporary water stations from 10.00am are deployed at the following locations:
- Stameen on the Dublin Road
- Marleys Lane
- Bothar Brugha or Hardmans Gardens
- Ballsgrove shops
- Shop St North Quay
These are available for members of the public to take water from. People are reminded to bring clean containers and to boil water taken from these stations before use, as a precaution.