Irish Water has issued a statement about water treatment across the country 1 year ago

Irish Water has issued a statement about water treatment across the country

The head of operations has just made a statement.

Irish Water is urging people to conserve water as treatment plants around the country have been affected by power outages.

The head of operations, Katherine Walshe, has said that Irish Water's treatment plants are running at full capacity, and they will work "around the clock" to fix any problems that have occured.

In a bid to conserve water, the company has asked residents to not use their dishwashers and only take showers, not baths, as there has been an interruption with supplies due to the bad weather.

A 'boil water' notice has also been issued for Barndarrig in Co. Wicklow as there was a 'mechanical failure' in the nearest plant today.

Ms. Walshe said that water is "precious" at the moment, and Irish Water's teams are working "around the clock" in order to restore water in some areas.

It has also been advised keep on heat (even at lower temperatures), keep doors open to allow air to circulate and to leave attic doors open in order for water not to freeze.

The operational crews stopped while the red weather warning was in place but they will deploy workers to fix leaks and burst mains as soon as it is safe to do so.

To find out more information, and to see if your area has a boil water notice, check out this website.