25 January 2019 Go back to News
Update: Unplanned water outage affecting parts of Granard and surrounding areas
Irish Water and Longford County Council is working to restore supply to homes and businesses
Irish Water is working in partnership with Longford County Council to return water supply to homes and businesses impacted by an unplanned water outage in Granard (Main Street) and surrounding areas including, but not isolated to, Cara, Springtown Bunlahy area and Granardkill.
Crews have been onsite since early this morning to carry out repair works which currently have an estimated completion time of 2.30pm today Friday 25 January. Following completion it may take a number of hours for the water supply to return to normal. However, customers on higher ground or at the extremities of the network may experience a longer disruption while the network recharges and pressures resume to their normal levels.
Alternative water supplies are available at the cemetery and Garda Station
Alternative water supplies are available for the duration of this water disruption. The alternative water supplies are located at Granardkill cemetery and at Granard Garda Station.
We make every effort to ensure that the alternative drinking water supply provided, including the tanker / bowser, and dispensing tap, are adequately disinfected. However, as it is not practical to provide sterilised containers for the public to transport drinking water from the tanker to their homes, we cannot guarantee that any containers used by the public do not negatively impact or contaminate the drinking water. Therefore, as a precautionary measure, it is recommended that any members of the public who obtain water from a tanker or bowser boil the water before use.
We will contact vulnerable customers in the area to ensure their water supply needs are met. Irish Water and Longford County Council apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank customers for their patience while we carry out these repairs.
For updates please see the Water Supply Updates Map.