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Works underway to restore water supply to Monaghan Town

Uisce Éireann and Monaghan County Council are working hard to restore water to customers in Monaghan Town and surrounding areas today following a burst on a large water main water at Old Cross Square, Monaghan Town.

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 9pm tonight. Updates will be available as the repair progresses on the Uisce Éireann website under the water supply and service section.

Peter Gallagher, Uisce Éireann, explained: "Uisce Éireann is working with Monaghan County Council to repair a significant burst which is causing water outages to a number of customers in areas surrounding Monaghan Town today. To facilitate these emergency works local traffic management and diversions will be in place. Traffic will be diverted along Macartan Road N54 toward the junction of the shopping Centre and back onto the Mall Road. Updates will be available as the repairs progress on the Uisce Éireann website under the water supply and service section.

"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."

Uisce Éireann 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. Uisce Éireann regrets any inconvenience caused. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 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.

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.

Two Uisce Éireann workers

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