Essential water network improvement work may cause supply disruption in Miltown Malbay-Mullagh area next week

16 February 2021

Irish Water, working in partnership with Clare County Council, is carrying out water main improvement work between Mullagh and Milltown Malbay. This work involves the installation of 4.7km of new water main to replace old mains which were bursting frequently. This will result in a more secure and reliable water supplies for local residents and businesses as well as a number of Group Water Schemes supplied from the public mains.

This works got underway in October and are expected to be completed by the end of June. In order to progress this essential work, there will be disruption to water supplies in the area next week during the following times:

Monday, 22nd February 2021 from 9am to 6pm

These works will impact water supply on the entire Old Doolough Water Supply Zone, including Milltown Malbay, Mullagh, Corraclare, Creegh and all surrounding areas. These works will also impact on all group schemes fed from the supply.

Wednesday 24th February 2021 from 9am to 5pm

These works will impact water supply primarily to Mullagh village; but will also impact on Milltown Malbay, Spanish Point and surrounding areas. These works will also impact on all group schemes fed from the supply.

It may take 2-3 hours for normal water supply to return to all customers but it is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand-washing.

Irish Water and Clare County Council understand the inconvenience when an outage occurs and thank customers for their patience while we carry out this essential work. We are working with our contractors to keep any disruption to a minimum. Our 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 see the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.

Irish Water continues to work at this time with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services. Irish Water would like to remind people to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.