7 May 2020 Go back to News
Works to repair a major leak in the centre of Ballina this evening
Emergency repair to a leaking water main at Dunnes Roundabout in Ballina
Irish Water and Mayo County Council wish to advise customers in Pearse Street, Humbert Street, Dillon Terrace, Castle Road, Nally Street, the areas surrounding Beleek, Bachelors Walk, Arbuckle Row and Emmett Street that their water supply will be impacted as a result of an emergency repair to a leaking water main at Dunnes Roundabout in Ballina. It is estimated that up to 500 houses and businesses will be affected by these works.
This water outage will take place from 6pm to approximately 2am tonight Traffic diversions/road closures will also be in place from Humbert Street/Dunnes Stores Junction, Pearse Street/Market Yard junction, Lower Pearse Street/Dillon Terrace junction.
What is involved?
Commenting on the situation Ger Greally Irish Water stated “While repairing this leak, we are taking the opportunity to install critical valves at this location which will minimise the impact of any future outages and assist in better management of the network. This type of work would be very difficult to carry out during the day due to traffic.”
Irish Water understands the inconvenience when emergency works needs to be carried out and thanks customers for their patience while we work on the water main and restore normal supply to impacted customers.
Irish Water is working at this time, 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.
Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please see the water Supply and Services section.