Irish Water crews are on site of a major pipe burst in Navan this morning. The trunk main that feeds water to the town has burst. The R162 Navan/Kingstown Road at the bottom of Proudstown Hill is closed while crews work on the pipe.
Potentially between 5,000 – 10,000 customers are affected in the areas north, west and south in Navan town and some surrounding areas. There is some water remaining in the network and many customers will have storage in their tanks so may not experience a full outage as yet but will be experiencing reduced pressure. Supply is maintained to other areas from the Kilcarn WTP specifically the Dublin site of Navan and surrounding areas. Tankers have been mobilised and are on standby to replenish water storage tanks in Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan in case their water storage runs short.
Crews have been on site since early this morning and the repair is progressing well. Repair materials are on site. Full supply is expected to be restored early afternoon.
Updates will follow as the repair progresses. Irish Water apologises for the inconvenience and would like to assure customers that we are progressing the repair as quickly as possible.