7 August 2020 Go back to News
Works to repair a burst water main impacting customers on the east side of Athlone
Crews are working to repair the burst as quickly and as safely as possible
Irish Water is working in partnership with Westmeath County Council to repair a burst water main in the Garrycastle area of Athlone.
Customers in the following areas may experience disruptions to their water supply including low pressure and/or outages while the repairs are underway: Athlone Town, The Ories, Garrycastle, Dublin Road, Ardnaglug, Fardrum, Blyry, Killyon Hill, Bonavalley, Ballymahon road and surrounding areas. Localised flooding occurred near the burst and Irish Water is currently on site working with the impacted business to provide support.
Crews are working to repair the burst as quickly and as safely as possible to safeguard the water supply for homes and businesses in Athlone and surrounding areas. Irish Water estimates that the repair will be completed by early afternoon however it may take a couple of hours for normal water supply to return to all customers.
Ensure frequent handwashing
Irish Water continues to work with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services. Irish Water would like to remind people to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.
Irish Water understands the inconvenience when a burst occurs and thanks customers for their patience while we work to repair the burst and restore normal supply to impacted customers. Irish Water and Westmeath County Council regret any inconvenience caused.
The latest updates on the repair will be posted to our Water Supply Updates section. For queries, customers can call the Irish Water customer care helpline, open 24/7, on 1850 278 278 or via Twitter @IWCare.