UPDATE: Water restored as repairs to major burst pipe in Limerick completed

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UPDATE: Water restored as repairs to major burst pipe in Limerick completed

A burst water main, that caused water outages on Saturday, has been fully repaired

A BURST water pipe in Limerick City has been successfully repaired and water supply has returned to normal for affected households in the city. 

Significant areas of the city centre were affected by low pressure and loss of service on Saturday due to the major pipe burst, with Saint Patricks Hill, Dublin Road, Rhebouge Road and surrounding areas of Limerick City experienced water outages. 

“Irish Water, working in partnership with Limerick City and County Council successfully repaired the major pipe burst that occurred on the Dublin road adjacent to the Railway Bridge last night at approximately 9pm,” an Irish Water spokesperson said. 

The Dublin Road has now reopened following its closure while crews made repairs to the pipe, the spokesperson added. 

“Supply should have returned to all customers following the completion of the repair as water refilled the network.” 

“However, after a disruption to supply some properties may experience air locks and information on how to deal with this can be found on our website here.” 

“If customers are experiencing particular difficulties please contact our call centre on 1850 278 278.” 

“We would like to thank the crews who worked into the night to repair the burst and return supply to those impacted.” 

“Irish Water and Limerick City and County Council regrets any inconvenience caused by this burst and thanks customers for their patience while we worked to carry out the repair and restore supply to impacted customers,” the spokesperson added.