13:00, 13 June

Work to repair burst water main in Carrick on Shannon continues

Following a significant burst to a water main in Carrick-on-Shannon Irish Water and contractors are continuing to work to restore water supply as soon as possible in difficult conditions. Repairs are complex due to ground conditions and the condition of the old cast iron mains pipe. We will continue to update the public as repairs continue.

Back feed water supply supplied to affected houses

A back feed water supply has been supplied to the majority of houses affected by this burst but customers receiving this supply may experience reduced pressure. There are areas of Shannon Grove, Cluain Ard, Harley, Clonsebane that are still without water. Once the water main has been repaired it may take a number of hours for the water supply to return in full to all impacted properties. 

The area affected by the bursts are houses and businesses on the Leitrim Road, Shannon Grove, The Paddocks, Tir na Sí, Cluain Ard, Cluain Sí, Páirc Meala, Gort Aoibhin, Cluain Óir, Cnóc Beag, Maigh Glas, Ros Airgid, and Bothair Saileach. 

Alternative water supply in the form of water bowsers

An alternative water supply is being provided in the form of water bowsers.  The water bowers have been moved to accommodate the areas which are still without a water supply and include:

  • Elevated area of Shannon Grove
  • Elevated area of Cluain Ard
  • St Mary’s graveyard (as yesterday)

As a precautionary measure people using water from the alternative supplies will have to boil water before consumption.

Thanking customers for their patience during works

We understand the inconvenience when a burst occurs and thank customers for their patience while we work to repair the burst and restore supply to impacted customers. A traffic management system will be in place for the duration of the works.

Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. Updates will continue to be provided on the water Supply and Services section of our website.

17:30

Irish Water continue works to restore water supply in Carrick on Shannon

Following a significant burst to a watermain in Carrick-on-Shannon earlier today, Irish Water and contractors continue to work to restore water supply. Repairs are complex due to ground conditions and the condition of the old cast iron mains pipe. Once the watermain has been repaired it may take a number of hours for the water supply to return in full to all impacted properties. 

The burst and ongoing repair works may continue to cause water supply interruptions to houses and businesses on the Leitrim Road, Shannon Grove, The Paddocks, Tir Na Sí, Cluain Ard, Cluain Sí, Páirc Meala, Gort Aoibhin, Cluain Óir, Cnóc Beag, Maigh Glas, Ros Airgid, and Bothair Saileach.

An alternative water supply is being provided by Irish Water and Leitrim County Council in the form of water bowsers.  The location of these water bowsers are:

  • Crèche at Lisnago
  • St. Mary’s graveyard

As a precautionary measure people using water from alternative supply will have to boil water before consumption.

Irish Water understands the inconvenience when a burst occurs and thanks customers for their patience while we work to repair the burst and restore supply to impacted customers. A traffic management system will be in place for the duration of the works.

Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. Updates will continue to be provided on the water supply and services section of our website.

11:45

Irish Water working to restore water supply

Irish Water, working in partnership with Leitrim City Council, is working to restore the water supply in parts of Carrick on Shannon following a pipe burst. The areas affected are:

  • Leitrim Road
  • Shannon Grove
  • The Paddocks
  • Tir Na Sí
  • Cluain Ard
  • Cluain Sí
  • Páirc Meala
  • Gort Aoibhin
  • Cluain Óir
  • Cnóc Beag
  • Maigh Glas
  • Ros Airgid
  • Bothair Saileach

Crews have been mobilised and will repair the burst as soon as possible. The repair is expected to be completed later today. Once the watermain has been repaired it may take a number of hours for the water supply to return in full to all impacted properties.

An alternative water supply is being provided by Irish Water and Leitrim County Council in the form of water bowsers.  The location of these water bowsers are:

  • Crèche at Lisnagot
  • St. Mary’s graveyard

As a precautionary measure people using water from alternative supply will have to boil water before consumption 

A traffic management system will be in place for the duration of these urgent repair works.

Irish Water understands the inconvenience when a burst occurs and thanks customers for their patience while we work to repair the burst and restore supply to impacted customers.

To date, Irish Water has repaired 77 leaks in Carrick on Shannon. This has resulted in water savings equivalent to the daily usage of over 3,800 people. Some of the work has been undertaken at night time to reduce disruption to customers. These repair works have been carried out as part of the National Leakage Reduction Programme, 

The National Leakage Reduction Programme is investing €500 million over  four years  to reduce the high level of leakage across the country by finding and fixing leaks or replacing ageing and problematic water pipes.

Irish Water and Leitrim County Council regrets any inconvenience caused. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. Updates will be provided on the water supply and services section of our website.

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