Following the successful completion of emergency repairs to a burst watermain in Kiltimagh yesterday evening, Irish Water in partnership with Mayo County Council are carrying out repairs to a second burst affecting water supply to approximately  50 houses in the Treankeel area.

The repairs will be carried out as quickly and as safely as possible and in line with COVID-19 protocols. Updates will be available as the repair progresses on the Irish Water website www.water.ie under the water supply and service section.

Ger Greally, Irish Water, explained: “Irish Water is working with Mayo County Council to carry out emergency repairs to a second burst in the Kiltimagh area. The works are ongoing and are expected to be completed by 4pm today (Saturday). It may take a couple of hours after this for full supply to return to all customers.

“We would like to thank the customers affected by yesterday’s burst for their patience and cooperation while those repairs were taking place. All customers should have a full supply returned from this morning.

“People living in the Treankeel area 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 today’s 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 in our conservation section.”

Irish Water understands the inconvenience when a burst of this nature 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 our water supply and services section.

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.

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Irish Water and Mayo County Council are working hard to restore water to customers in Kiltimagh and surrounding areas today following a significant burst on the main water distribution pipe feeding the town.

Once the burst has been located, emergency repairs will be carried out as safely as possible and in line with COVID-19 protocols. Given the impact this burst has had on the local water supply it may be tomorrow before a full supply is returned to all customers. Updates will be available as the repair progresses on the Supply and Service updates section of our website.

Ger Greally, Irish Water, explained: “Irish Water is working with Mayo County Council to repair a significant burst which is causing water outages to a number of customers in areas surrounding Kiltimagh today. It may be tomorrow before a full water supply is returned to customers and updates will be posted to the Irish Water website to keep the public informed.

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 understands the inconvenience when a burst of this nature 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.

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.

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