Water will be restored over the coming hours to the vast majority of customers affected by the burst water main on the Abbey Street and Cathedral Road junction in Ballina.
Following works in the area by Mayo County Council on behalf of Irish Water, the water network is now recharging with water expected to be restored within the coming hours to the vast majority of properties affected by this unplanned event.
While water is now flowing through the pipe, works are continuing in the area to complete the repair and will be finished later this evening. This is the second burst to be repaired since yesterday morning.
Repairs to a third burst on the Bunree Road will commence over night and will be locally managed to ensure a supply of water to the majority of customers in this area. However, approximately 70 to 80 properties will be without water in the Lower Bunree area and tankers will be available to these households until 9pm tonight and again tomorrow morning if necessary.
Tankers have been mobilised throughout the day to areas affected by these unplanned outages and they will be deployed to supply the remaining properties affected tonight. It is envisaged that this area will have full service restored tomorrow morning.
Vulnerable customers were prioritised throughout the day and tankers will continue to be made available to customers without water.
Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tankers and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure.
Irish Water and Mayo County Council would like to apologise to customers affected by these unplanned bursts. Crews have worked hard since early yesterday morning to complete repairs during an extraordinary situation where three bursts occurred in one town. All available resources are being utilised to minimise disruption and tankers have been organised as an alternative supply for anyone without a water supply.
The supply and service section of the Irish Water website will be updated as repairs continue throughout the day. Any customer with a query in relation to these unplanned events can contact the Irish Water customers care line on 1850 278 278.
A burst which occurred at 11am at Bachelor’s Walk was repaired yesterday at 4pm with full service restored to affected customers.