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Water restored to vast majority of customers affected by burst water mains in Ballina

Water has been restored to the vast majority of customers affected by the burst water main on the Abbey Street and Cathedral Road junction in Ballina overnight.

Mayo County Council carried out works on behalf of Irish Water yesterday and the network was recharging with water yesterday evening, which meant that water was restored to the vast majority of properties affected the unplanned event overnight.

Work continued into last night in the area to complete the repair. It was the second burst to be repaired since Monday morning.

Repairs to a third burst on the Bunree Road commenced overnight and will be locally managed to ensure a supply of water to the majority of customers in this area. However, a number of properties may still be without water in the Lower Bunree area due to the repairs and tankers will be made available this morning again if necessary. There is an estimated completion time of 11am today for those repairs.

Vulnerable customers were prioritised throughout the day yesterday and according to Irish Water tankers will continue to be made available to customers without water.

Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tankers and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure.

Irish Water and Mayo County Council would like to apologise to customers affected by these unplanned bursts. Crews have worked hard since early Monday morning to complete repairs during an extraordinary situation where three bursts occurred in one town. All available resources are being utilised to minimise disruption and tankers have been organised as an alternative supply for anyone without a water supply.

The supply and service section of the Irish Water website, www.water.ie, will be updated. Any customer with a query in relation to these unplanned events can contact the Irish Water customers care line on 1850 278 278.

A burst which occurred at 11am on Monday at Bachelor’s Walk was repaired Monday at 4pm with full service restored to affected customers.



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