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Water supply restored following mains burst in Achill

24 October 2023

Information below is relevant until further updates are provided here or on our Supply and Service Updates section.

Uisce Éireann customers in Achill can expect to have a normal water supply restored later this afternoon following a major burst on the island. 

Once the burst was identified, water service were dispatched and worked for hours trying to repair the issue. Every measure was taken to reduce the impact to homes and businesses in Polranny, Belanaskill, Ashlean and surrounding areas and restore water supply as quickly as possible. 

Repair works are now complete and the system is refilling. 

Uisce Éireann’s Ronan McDonnell thanked customers for their patience while repair works were underway.

We understand how disruptive unplanned outages are for local communities and would like to thank all impacted customers for their patience while crews worked on repairs. The system is recharging, and we are tankering water to the reservoir to speed up the process. I expect all customers will have their water supply fully restored this afternoon.” 

The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.