County Limerick village left without water after burst pipe causes flooding

Maria Flannery

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County Limerick village left without water after burst pipe causes flooding

Irish Water: working to restore services to Foynes

A VILLAGE in County Limerick is without water this Monday morning after a burst water main caused flooding.

It’s the latest in a series of unrelated flooding incidents in the maritime village of Foynes in recent months.

This Sunday night, the main street of Foynes village experienced some flooding due to the burst mains pipe. It is believed that a small number of premises were affected by the flooding.

This morning, all commercial businesses and residences in the village, including several pubs, shops, the port and the museum, are without running water.

Irish Water expects to restore the service by this Monday evening.

"Irish Water and Limerick City and County Council are carrying out repairs to a burst water main which is causing supply disruptions to Foynes, Shanagolden, Loughill, Ballyhahill and surrounding areas," said a spokesperson for Irish Water.

"In the meantime, water is being rerouted through the network and tankers are being deployed to fill reservoirs in outlying areas, so it is expected that all affected customers should see their supply returning over the coming hours.

"The burst on a large asbestos cement water main is located in a wooded area. Crews are on site and have begun work on the repair. However due to the difficult location and conditions it may take some time for the repair to be completed.

"We apologise for any inconvenience as a result of this unplanned incident. For updates or further information please contact Irish Water’s 24/7 customer care line at 1850 278 278."