Burst is repaired but will take time for the reservoirs to refill

Due to a burst water main there is a widespread disruption to water supply impacting customers in  Killucan, Rathwire and Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath. A burst  occurred at Cullion Mullingar yesterday on the pumped water main to the Knockdrin Reservoir. This burst was fixed yesterday, but the water in all reservoirs east of Mullingar  have depleted as a result of the burst. There are about 4,500 customers affected by this disruption to the water supply.

The Knockdrin reservoir is refilling but it will take some time before the reservoirs at Killucan and Kinnegad refill. Irish Water expects that water supply will be restored to all customers before noon tomorrow.

Water tankers and bottled water are being distributed to customers

Irish Water and Westmeath County Council are currently distributing bottled water to vulnerable customers and tankers will be in  place at the Spar Carpark, Kinnegad and at Rathwire from this evening. These will remain in place until normal service resumes.

We understand the inconvenience this disruption is causing customers and thanks them for their patience while we work to restore the water levels on the reservoir and network.

You can contact our customer care helpline 24/7 on 1850 278 278 or on Twitter @IWcare with any queries. 

For updates, visit our Water Supply Updates section.


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