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Crews working to restore water supply as quickly as possible in Duleek following a major burst

17 October 2023

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

Uisce Eireann has identified a burst on a trunk watermain in Duleek and is working to restore water as quickly as possible to impacted customers.

The burst is causing outages and low pressure for some customers in the following areas: Knockcommon, Calliaghstown, Shallon, Annagor, Rathdrinagh, Abbeyland, Lisdornan, Bellewstown, Rossnaree, Gafney, Balsaran, Keenoge, Beaumont, Gillinstown, Prioryland, Commons, Drumman, Dardistown, Garballagh, Gilltown, Lougher, Julianstown, Deenes, Cooperhill, Roanaree, Downestown, Kilsharvan, Duleek and surrounding areas in Co. Meath.

Dedicated water service crews have mobilised to undertake repairs as efficiently and as quickly as possible. Typically, it takes two to three hours following repairs for normal supply to restore to all customers affected by an unplanned outage.  To ensure the safety of the public and crews carrying out the repairs to the burst, traffic management will be in place. Local and emergency access will be maintained. 

Repairs are expected to be completed by 4:30 pm today.

Speaking about the burst Michael Cunniffe, Uisce Éireann said: “The repairs in the Duleek 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 normal 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. 

Our customer care team is available to help 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on X @IWCare (formerly Twitter) with any queries. For further updates please visit the Water Supply Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website. Outage Reference MEA00068757