An ongoing water outage caused by a burst pipe has left roughly 3,000 homes and businesses in Athenry town without water today.
While it was earlier estimated that emergency repairs in Athenry would be completed by 4pm, Irish water is now saying that the outage won’t be fixed until 9pm tonight.
Water supply to Clarenbridge and Kilcolgan may also be affected by this burst pipe, as well as group water schemes between Athenry and Clarenbridge.
The main involved is a 350mm pipe which is surrounded by concrete and work is underway to break away the concrete before the pipe can be repaired.
Tim O’Connor, Asset Operations Lead for Galway said: “We acknowledge the impact on the customers who are affected by this burst and who are without water as a result.
“We are working with Galway County Council to carry out the repair as quickly as possible. We thank customers in advance for their patience while these repairs are taking place.”
It is expected that the repair will be completed by 9pm tonight when water will begin to be restored though full water service may take some time to return as water refills the network.
Further updates on the situation will be available through Irish Water’s Supply and Service page, or people affected can call 1850 278278.