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Works underway to restore water supply to Readypenny customers

07 September 2021

Uisce Éireann has identified a burst in a watermain in Readypenny and is working with Louth County Council to restore water as quickly as possible to properties in Readypenny and surrounding areas of Gilbertsown, Loughanmore, Mansfieldstown, Darver and Castlebellingham.

Dedicated water service crews have mobilised and repairs are expected to be completed by 10pm tonight. Typically it takes two to three hours after this to restore normal supply to all customers affected by an unplanned outage.

To ensure the safety of the public and crews carrying out the repairs to the burst, traffic management will be in place and will be clearly signposted.

John Hand, Uisce Éireann, said, “The repairs are being conducted as quickly and efficiently as possible to minimise disruption to the area and restore water for all customers. We understand the inconvenience unplanned outages can have on customers and we appreciate your patience as we work to return the water supply to homes and businesses as quickly as possible.

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Uisce Éireann receive direct communications from us for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours.

Our customer care team is available to help 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For further updates please see the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.

Uisce Éireann 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. Uisce Éireann would like to remind people to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.