2 August 2019 Go back to News
Working to restore water supply in Athenry and surrounding areas following pipe burst
Carrying out emergency repairs to a burst water pipe which supplies the town of Athenry
Irish Water, in partnership with Galway County Council is working to carry out emergency repairs to a burst water pipe which supplies the town of Athenry. Approximately 3,000 customers are affected by this burst in Athenry town. Water supply to Clarenbridge and Kilcolgan may also be affected as well as group water schemes between Athenry and Clarenbridge.
Crews currently on the ground
Crews are currently on the ground. The main involved is a 350mm pipe which is surrounded by concrete and work is underway to break away the concrete before the pipe can be repaired.
Expected to be completed by 9pm tonight
It is expected that the repair will be completed by 9pm tonight when water will begin to be restored. Full water service may take some time to return as water refills the network.
Tim O’Connor, Asset Operations Lead for Galway said: “We acknowledge the impact on the customers who are affected by this burst and who are without water as a result. We are working with Galway County Council to carry out the repair as quickly as possible. We thank customers in advance for their patience while these repairs are taking place.”
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