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Water supply restored to customers in Leixlip and Celbridge areas following a major burst

27 August 2023

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

Allow two to three hours for normal supply to be fully restored.

Uisce Éireann and Kildare County Council have successfully completed repairs after identifying a large burst to a water main in Co Kildare.

Water service crews were dispatched to resolve the issue and every measure was made to reduce the impact to homes and businesses in Leixlip, Celbridge and surrounding areas and restore water supply as quickly as possible. 

Uisce Éireann’s Stephen Burke thanked customers for their patience while repair works were underway.

“We understand how disruptive unplanned outages are for local communities and would like to thank all impacted customers for their patience while crews worked on repairs. I would also like to thank the water service crews in Kildare County Council for working hard to limit the impact on customers and for successfully completing the repairs. In addition, thanks to the residents, businesses, and elected representatives in the area for sharing our updates and for their patience and understanding as we worked on the repairs.”

It can take two to three hours following low pressure for normal supply to be fully restored to all areas as water refills the network.

The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. 

Previous Updates

Crews are working to restore water to customers following a major burst to a water main in Co Kildare. 

Customers in Leixlip, Celbridge and surrounding areas are impacted by the burst. 

Dedicated water service crews are on the ground and repair works are expected to be completed later tonight. 

We recommend that affected customers allows 2-3 hours after the estimated restoration time for their supply to return to normal. 

Uisce Éireann’s Stephen Burke assured customers that crews are working as quickly as possible to fix the issue. 

“We understand how disruptive unplanned outages are and we would like to thank impacted customers for their patience while we work to restore the water supply.”

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Uisce Éireann receive direct communications from us for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours. As per best practice, most homes and businesses will have on-site water storage to provide a backup source of water for sanitation purposes.

The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please visit our Water Supply Updates section.