Update 17:30

The burst water main in Leixlip has been successfully repaired and water supply is returning to normal for impacted customers

Irish Water, in partnership with Kildare County Council, has successfully repaired the major pipe burst that occurred in Leixlip close to the Garda Station this morning. It may take a number of hours for the water supply to return in full to all impacted properties as water refills the network. However, after a disruption to supply some properties may experience air locks and information on how to deal with this can be on our airlocks page.

Water tankers being provided by Irish Water and Kildare County Council will remain in place at the River Forest Shopping Centre and at the Church car park on Station Road this evening. Customers are reminded to bring clean containers and to boil water taken from these stations before use, as a precaution.

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

Irish Water and Kildare 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.

Update 15:45

Works are progressing well, and we expect the repair to be completed by 8pm this evening

Irish Water, in partnership with Kildare County Council, are continuing works to restore the water supply in Leixlip and surrounding areas following a major watermain burst in Leixlip close to the Garda Station. Homes and businesses in the area may be impacted by water outages while the repairs are carried out. Works are progressing well, and we expect the repair to be completed by 8pm this evening.

May take a number of hours for supply to return

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.

Tankers provided as an alternative water supply

In order to minimise disruption to customers, we are providing tankers as an alternative water supply. A water tanker will be available at the River Forest Shopping Centre until 8pm on 11 June. A second tanker will be available at the church car park on Station Road this evening. Customers are reminded to bring clean containers and to boil water taken from these stations before use, as a precaution.

Conserve water where possible during repairs

The watermain that burst normally transfers water to the reservoir that supplies Celbridge. We are urging customers in Celbridge and surrounding areas to conserve water while these urgent repairs are underway as their supply is currently dependent on storage levels in the reservoir. We are urging customers to conserve water by; not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and to postpone using dishwashers and washing machines where possible. A traffic management system will remain in place for the duration of these urgent repair 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. We 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 Supply and Services page of our website.

Update 9.22am

The area may be impacted by water outages while the repairs are carried out

Irish Water, working in partnership with Kildare County Council is working to restore the water supply in Leixlip and surrounding areas following a major watermain burst in Leixlip close to the Garda Station. Homes and businesses in the area may be impacted by water outages while the repairs are carried out.

Conserve water where possible during repairs

The watermain that burst normally transfers water to the reservoir that supplies Celbridge. We are urging customers in Celbridge and surrounding areas to conserve water while these urgent repairs are underway as their supply is currently dependent on storage levels in the reservoir. We are urging customers to conserve water by; not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and to postpone using dishwashers and washing machines where possible.

Expected to be completed later today

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. A traffic management system will be in place for the duration of these urgent repair works.Thanking customers for their patience during repairs.

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. We regret 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 Supply and Services section of our website.

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