Stackallen water burst repairs extended to 4pm today
Irish Water is working with Meath County Council to carry out repairs to restore water supply to customers in Stackallen and surrounding areas following a burst water main. Crews are working to repair the burst as quickly and as safely as possible.
Customers in Stackallen, Harmanstown, Gernonstown, Carrickdexter, Dunderk, Causestown, Rushwee, Harlinstown, Pighill, Cruicetown, Abelstown, Castleparks, Slanecastle Demesne, Roestown, Curniaghanstown and Mullagha may experience discoloured water, low water pressure and water outages until 4pm today, Wednesday, while the repairs are underway. Once the repairs are successfully completed, normal water supply will begin to be restored. Full water supply may take three hours to return as water refills the network but it is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand-washing.
Irish Water is encouraging customers to conserve water while these essential repairs are underway. There are ways to conserve water that will not impact on hygiene or handwashing. Simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact on reducing demand on the supply such as not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and to postpone using dishwashers and washing machines where possible.
Donal Heaney, Irish Water said: “Irish Water understands the inconvenience when a burst occurs and thanks customers for their patience while we work to repair the bursts and restore normal supply to impacted customers as quickly and as safely as possible. Irish Water and Meath County Council regrets any inconvenience caused.
"Irish Water is working 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," Mr Heaney continued.
"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 water supply and services section of our website."