Crews working to restore water supply in Erris

05 September 2022

Information below is relevant until further updates are provided here or on our Supply and Service Updates section.

Crews are on site in Barnatra, Belmullet this afternoon repairing a burst water main.

Irish Water and Mayo County Council are working to repair the trunk main burst and restore water as quickly as possible to customers served by the Erris Regional Water Supply Scheme. 

Every effort is being made to maintain supply to as many customers as possible, but the burst has caused reduced pressure or supply interruptions for customers in a number of areas including Inver/Pollathomas, Barnatra, Muings, Foxpoint, Derrnameel/Derrycorrib and Doohoma/Derrycorrib Group Water Scheme. Customers in Glencullen, Glenamoy, Doohoma and in the Carrowmore Lake areas may also be affected.  

Repairs are expected to be complete by 10pm tonight. Typically, it takes two to three hours following repairs for normal supply to restore to all customers affected by an unplanned outage.

Speaking about the repair works Gerard Greally, Irish Water said: “The repairs in the Barnatra area are being conducted as quickly as possible to minimise disruption to the community and restore water for all customers.  

We understand the inconvenience unplanned outages can have on customers and we appreciate their patience as we work to repair the burst and return the water supply.

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water receive direct communications from us for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours. 

Our customer care team is available to help 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For further updates please see the Irish Water website.

Irish Water is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.