Water restricted in parts of County Limerick as crews repair burst main

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Water restricted in parts of County Limerick as crews repair burst main

Water has been restricted in parts of County Limerick

WATER supply has been restricted in parts of County Limerick as crews work to repair a burst water main. 

The water supply to homes and businesses in Newcastle West has been restricted while Irish Water and Limerick City and County Council work to repair a burst water main supplying the surrounding areas. 

There is some water supply currently in the reservoir; However levels are dropping, an Irish Water spokesperson confirmed. 

“In order to maintain some supply to homes and businesses the supply will be restricted meaning that those impacted will experience low pressure.” 

“Some customers on the extremities of the network or on higher ground may experience water outages,” the spokesperson added.

“The areas impacted include the Old Mill area, Ardagh area, Monagea, Newcastle West and Castlemahon.” 

The repair is expected to be completed this Sunday night. 

“Crews are on site and are working to repair the burst safely and as quickly as possible, however the repair is proving complex due to difficult ground conditions from the recent heavy rainfall,” the spokesperson said. 

“Once the repair is complete water supply will begin to be restored. Full water service may take some time to return as water refills the network.” 

“Irish Water understands the inconvenience when a burst occurs and thanks customers for their patience while we work to repair the burst and restore supply to impacted customers.” 

“Irish Water and Limerick City and County Council regrets any inconvenience caused. 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.”