Leixlip water supply restored after essential works
04 June 2022
The repairs for the essential works, detailed below are now complete and normal water supply will return over the course of the afternoon. Water may appear discoloured at first on returning for those who were without water, but will run clear in a few minutes.
Water supply may take longer to return for those on the extremities of the network or on higher ground. Irish Water would like to thank the community and businesses for their patience as we worked to restore water supply.
Irish Water is working in partnership with Kildare County Council to carry out essential repairs on a water main at Louisa Bridge to safeguard the water supply for homes and businesses in Leixlip.
To facilitate the safe delivery of these works, a temporary loss of water supply to homes and businesses in Leixlip and surrounding areas is required on Saturday, 4 June from 8am until 5pm.The areas impacted include: Leixlip Village, Louisa Bridge, Accommodation Road, The Liffey Bridge Celbridge and surrounding areas.
Crews will make every effort to minimise the disruption to impacted customers and will work to complete these works as quickly and as safely as possible. It typically takes two to three hours following restoration time for the network to refill and normal water supply to fully return.
Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water will receive direct communications from us for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours.
Speaking about the works, Kevin Love, Regional Asset Operations Lead at Irish Water said, “Irish Water understands that essential repair works can be inconvenient and, working in partnership with our colleagues in Kildare County Council, we will make every effort to minimise the disruption that these necessary works may cause.”
Kevin added: “Customers may experience some temporary discolouration of water following the works and occasionally issues such as internal airlocks may arise. For advice on clearing discoloration and airlocks, visit www.water.ie/water-supply/supply-issues/following-an-outage.”
Irish Water and Kildare County Council regret any inconvenience caused. The Irish Water 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 the Water Supply Updates section.
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