15 August 2019 Go back to News
Working to restore water supply in North and Central Kerry following large pipe burst
Burst pipe in Farranfore is impacting on water supplies
A burst pipe in the Farranfore area is impacting on water supplies to customers in parts of North and Central Kerry. Irish Water, in partnership with Kerry County Council, is working to restore the water supply following this large burst.
Expected that supply should be restored this evening
The areas affected will include the greater Scartaglin, Cordal, Currow, Farranfore, Firies, Castlemaine and Milltown areas. Crews have been on the ground since this morning and work is continuing to isolate and repair the section of pipe. It is expected that supply should be restored this evening.
The burst has resulted in flooding of the N22 at Farranfore. The section of road is closed and traffic management is in place in the area.
Ian O’Mahony, Operations Lead for Kerry
“Water supply to parts of North and Central Kerry have been impacted by a large burst on a 600mm water main close to Farranfore. Crews have been on site since this morning and we are working as a matter of priority to carry out this repair and restore supply to affected customers as quickly as possible."
“Irish Water apologises to customers for the inconvenience caused and thanks them for their patience while crews work to repair the pipe. Updates will be posted on the Irish Water website on our Supply and Service Updates section and on Twitter at @IWCare. Our Customer Care Team is also available 24/7 on 1850 278 278 for updates.”