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Irish Water and Mayo County Council carrying out emergency repairs to burst watermain in Knockmore

Date: 13-05-2021

Irish Water, working in partnership with Mayo County Council, wishes to advise customers in Knockmore that repairs to a burst watermain that is impacting their supply are expected to be completed by 6pm.  

Commenting Ger Greally, Asset Operations Lead for Irish Water said: “It will take some time for the reservoir to refill following this significant burst. We expect most customers to see their water supply returned by 10pm tonight but with reduced pressure to facilitate the refilling of the reservoir.

“It may take up until midday tomorrow for houses in elevated areas to receive a full supply. There may be reduced pressure in the areas affected throughout tomorrow while the scheme recovers fully. Areas affected include Cloghans, Rathbaun, Tonybaun, Corraveggaun, Ballynahagish, Corroy, Cloonturk and outlying areas of Ballina on the Knockmore Road.

“The crew are carrying out the emergency repairs as quickly and safely as possible.

 “Irish Water understands the inconvenience to customers when their water supply is affected and we would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation while this unplanned outage is attended to.”

Irish Water’s 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 visit the Water Supply Updates section of the Irish Water 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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