Overnight water outage in Longford due to burst watermain

14 October 2021

A burst on the raw water rising main to Smear Water Treatment Plant resulting in low water pressure and loss of supply

Irish Water has identified a burst on the raw water rising main to Smear Water Treatment Plant resulting in low water pressure and loss of supply overnight and throughout tomorrow morning, 15 October.

Crews from Irish Water and Longford County Council will begin repair works tomorrow morning and hope to have the issue resolved as quickly as possible. Typically it takes two to three hours after this to restore normal supply to all customers affected by an unplanned outage.

Areas that may be affected include:

Smear Lower – Cleenrah, Dunbeggan, Aughnacliff Village, Carrickadorrish, Aghakeeran, Aghacordrinan, Aghamore Upper, Polladooey, Aghakaine, Cornadrung , Rosduff, Enaghan, Lisraherty, Drumhalry, Mollyglass and Leggagh.

Moyne Area – Smear, Crott, Birrinagh, Moyne, Farmullagh, Ballyduff, Drumury, Fihoragh, Leggagh, Carrickmaguirk, Aghamore Lower, Annaghdaniel, Cloonback and Drumard.

Edenmore Reservoir - Edenmore, Glenmore, Aghadowry and Tawnagh.  

Paraic Joyce, Irish Water, said, “The repairs will be conducted as quickly and efficiently as possible to minimise disruption to the affected communities and restore water for all customers. We understand the inconvenience unplanned outages can have on customers and we appreciate your patience as we work to return the water supply to homes and businesses as quickly as possible.”

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water 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 Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For further updates visit the service and supply 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.