Short supply disruption to bring long-term water gains to Foxford

29 August 2022

Foxford can look forward to a more reliable water supply as works to replace a stretch of ageing water mains, susceptible to bursts, continues this week. 

The replacement of the cast iron water mains on the Swinford Road will require a disruption to the supply this Wednesday, 31 August. 

The outage, which is expected to be in effect from 10am to 4pm, will impact homes and businesses supplied by the Foxford Public Water Supply. 

Typically, it takes two to three hours following essential works for normal supply to restore to all customers affected by an outage.

Speaking about the essential works Ger Greally, Irish Water said: “The replacement of the old water mains from the grotto to the entrance of Slieve na Gréine Housing Estate will be hugely beneficial for all homes and businesses in Foxford. Irish Water and Mayo County Council will work as quickly as possible on Wednesday to minimise disruption to the community. 

We understand the inconvenience outages can have on customers, and we appreciate their patience as we work to bring a more reliable water supply to Foxford.

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 please see the Irish Water website.

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.