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Calls to replace frequently broken water mains near Headford

Calls have been made for Irish Water to replace the water mains east of Headford town between Carheen’s and Caltra Cross after numerous outages in the areas.

The most recent outages occurred this week when a burst main cause supply disruptions to the areas east and south of Headford, as well as across north Galway to Kilconly.

Residents and businesses in the area were left without a water supply from shortly before midnight on Tuesday until Wednesday evening.

“I understand that the issue relates to the main being laid on a bed of rock and the pipe fractures regularly,” said Galway East TD Seán Canney.

The burst main affects water supply in areas including Kilconly, Ratesh, Liss, Ballyfruit, Cloghanover, Keekill, Oakwood, Logawannia and Shrule.

Canney said that it is stressful and unfair for consumers to be dealing with this, calling on Irish Water to provide a long term solution by replacing the affected mains.

“The disruption to road users and the cost of the repairs is repetitive and is happening too often.”

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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