Most homes affected by Carrick-on-Shannon water outage have temporary supply restored while complex repairs to burst pipe continue

Leitrim Observer Reporter

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Leitrim Observer Reporter

Irish Water working to restore water supply after pipe bursts

Crews are on the ground carrying out repairs

Irish Water can confirm that most of the homes and businesses affected by the water outage caused by a burst pipe in Carrick-on-Shannon have a temporary water supply returned.

A small number of houses in high lying areas are still without a supply, however, Irish Water, working in partnership with Leitrim County Council expect that those properties will receive a temporary supply this morning (Friday, June 14). Customers receiving this temporary supply may experience intermittent outages and lower than normal pressures while repairs continue.

Customers in the areas affected are asked to conserve water in their homes and business while repairs to the burst pipe continue. Further information on conservation measures is available on the Irish Water website here.

Irish Water and its contractors are continuing to work to repair the burst pipe in difficult conditions. Repairs are complex due to ground conditions and the condition of the old cast iron mains pipe. Irish Water will continue to update the public as repairs continue.

Customers are advised to check their internal plumbing for air locks. More information on airlocks is available on the Irish Water website here.

The area affected by the burst are houses and businesses on the Leitrim Road, Shannon Grove, The Paddocks, Tir na Sí, Cluain Ard, Cluain Sí, Páirc Meala, Gort Aoibhin, Cluain Óir, Cnóc Beag, Maigh Glas, Ros Airgid, and Bothair Saileach. 

A spokesperson for Irish Water said: "understands the inconvenience when a burst occurs and thanks customers for their patience while we work to repair the burst and restore a full supply to impacted customers. A traffic management system will be in place for the duration of the works.

"Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. Updates will continue to be provided on the water supply and services section of the Irish Water website www.water.ie"