Irish Water and Roscommon County Council are working hard to restore water to customers in Ballaghaderreen, Tallaghan and surrounding areas today following a burst on the main water on the old N5 Ballaghaderreen Road.

These emergency repairs are being carried out as quickly and safely as possible and in line with COVID-19 protocols and are expected to be completed by 4pm today. Updates will be available on our website as the repair progresses.

Ger Greally, Irish Water, explained: “Irish Water is working with Roscommon County Council to repair a significant burst which is causing water outages to a number of customers in areas surrounding Ballaghaderreen today. Roscommon County Council water services staff have been able to divert water to all customers except properties close to the location of the burst which includes the Meadowbrook Estate and number of other houses in this area.  

"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.

Roscommon

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