Road closed for repairs to burst water main in Spiddal village

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Traffic passing through Spiddal is being disrupted by a road closure put in place due to a burst water main in the village today.

Repairs are ongoing this afternoon to a significant burst to a watermain in the centre of Spiddal village, affecting supply to customers in Spiddal and surrounding areas today.

In order to enable these repair works the Spiddal to Moycullen Road has been closed, and diversions are in place.

Supply has been maintained to most areas through the diversion of flow through alternative sections of the pipe network so the vast majority of customers will have continuity of supply, including all Non-Domestic customers.

However, people living in high areas to the north of the R336 both East and West of Spiddal village will have much reduced water pressure.

Tim O’Connor of Irish Water said “Irish Water is working with Galway County Council to repair a significant burst which is causing water outages to a number of customers in areas surrounding An Spidéal today.”

“People living and working in these areas are asked to conserve water where possible and to only use what they need whilst continuing to adhere to public health advice on hand washing and hygiene regarding COVID-19 while these repairs are underway.”

Updates will be available as the repairs progress on the Irish Water website under the water supply and service section.