7 November 2017 Go back to News
Update at 5.30pm on burst water main in Athlone
Water supply to customers in the town will be restored shortly
The repair is complete on a major burst on a water main on the Ballymahon Road in Athlone. The water supply to customers in the town will be restored shortly. The water level in the Annagh reservoir is depleted and customers on the east side of Athlone are experiencing a reduction in water pressure and interruption to their water supply.
As the reservoir refills pressure will increase throughout the network. It may take until tomorrow for water to return to approximately 750 customers on higher ground in areas such as Ballykeeran, Glasson, Mount Temple, Ories and Annagh. Irish Water and Westmeath County Council have organised for temporary water stations to be in place until a normal water supply is restored to these customers.
Stationary Water tankers are located at:
- The viewing area Ballykeeran
- Mount Temple Village
- Lay-By Fardrum
- Ardnaglug Athlone
Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tankers and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure.
Irish Water and Westmeath County Council apologise to customers affected by this unplanned burst. Crews have worked hard since early morning on the repair. All available resources were utilised to minimise disruption and restore supply to affected customers as quickly as possible.
The supply and service section is continuing to be updated on the location of the stationary water tankers. The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call us on 1850 278 278 and quote this unique reference number WME015467 for updates.