9 March 2019 Go back to News
Water supply being restored in Galway City West following fix of burst pipe
Irish Water, working in partnership with Galway City Council and Galway County Council has repaired the rising water main on the Letteragh Road. The water supply in the Moycullen and Knocknacarra areas of Galway City will be restored in the next few hours. The extremities of the network in parts of Moycullen may take up to 12 hours to refill.
The pipe burst as a result of damage caused to the Clifton Hill Water Pumping Station by the severe overnight lightening storm. The areas affected included Moycullen and Knocknacarra (north of Western Distributor Road), with areas of Barna experiencing low water pressure.
Crews were on the ground since 11am. The repair progressed well and is now complete. Full water service may take some time to return as water refills the pipe network.
Tim O’Connor, Water Operations Lead advised that “As the water returns the pressure may be low and I would encourage customers to conserve water particularly given the forecasted adverse weather and also as some elements of the system are still being repaired following lightning damage.”
Customers can conserve water by not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and to postpone using dishwashers and washing machines where possible.
“We would like to thank those affected for their patience and co-operation, and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”
“I would also like to acknowledge the trojan done by the electricians, technical and maintenance staff in Galway City and Galway County Council to get the system back into operation” Tim O’Connor added.
Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please see the water supply and service section of our website.