Works underway to repair major burst on Ballina/Foxford Road, Ballina

02 February 2021

Irish Water and Mayo County Council are carrying out repairs to a burst watermain on the old Ballina/Foxford Road at Rathnaconeen/ Carrowntreila. Crews are working to repair this burst watermain as quickly and as safely as possible and in line with COVID-19 protocols. Due to extensive flooding in the area works, the water main will need to be shut off tonight to facilitate works.

Night-time restrictions will be in place for customers in Rehins and surrounding areas from 11pm tonight Tuesday, February 02 until 2pm tomorrow Wednesday, February 03.

Ger Greally, Irish Water, said: “Irish Water is working with Mayo County Council to repair a burst water main which is causing low water pressure/ water outages to a number of customers today. People living and working in these areas are asked to conserve water where possible and to only use what they need whilst continuing to adhere to public health advice on hand washing and hygiene regarding COVID-19 while these repairs are underway. Simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact, such as taking showers over baths and fixing dripping taps where it is possible to do so.

There are lots more tips on how to conserve water in your home, business or school on the Water Conservation section of our website.

Irish Water continues to work 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.

Irish Water understands the inconvenience when a burst and associated outage occurs and thanks customers for their patience while we work to repair the burst and restore normal supply to impacted customers. Irish Water 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. For updates please see the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.