Irish Water working in partnership with Mayo County Council will be carrying out repairs to a burst watermain this evening which is affecting supply to approximately 6,000 customers in Ballina town and surrounding areas. Repair crews will be carrying out the emergency works to the burst pipe on McDermott Street this evening and tonight to reduce the impact on customers. These works will be carried out as quickly and as safely as possible while adhering to COVID-19 restrictions.

Ger Greally, Irish Water’s Asset Operations Lead is mindful of the impact a burst has on customers: “The burst has resulted in reduced pressure for customers in Ballina town and surrounding areas. Water restrictions will be in place from 8pm tonight (Monday) until 2am tomorrow (Tuesday) morning to allow the emergency works to take place to fix the burst pipe.

Irish Water is asking customers in Ballina and surrounding areas to be mindful of how they use water until the burst has been repaired and customer are urged to conserve water wherever possible. Simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact on reducing demand on the supply. There are tips on how to conserve water in your home on the Water Conservation section of our website. However it is important that people continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand washing.

Irish Water and Mayo County Council would like to thank customers for their patience as repairs are carried out to safeguard the water supply in Ballina town. For further information please visit the Supply and Service Updates section of our website. The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call us on 1850 278 278 and contact us on Twitter @IWCare.

Irish Water continues to work at this time with our local authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of drinking water and wastewater services.


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