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30 Jun 2022

UPDATED: Massive water break in this Tipperary village affecting hundreds of homes

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PHOTO CREDIT: Cllr Máirín McGrath

There's a massive water break in Ardfinnan this Thursday morning affecting hundreds of homes across the area, Cllr Máirín McGrath has said. 

Tipperary County Council and Irish Water are currently working on the issue.

There is no estimated restoration time as of yet. 

Irish Water said it is working with Tipperary County Council to restore water as quickly as possible to all impacted customers following a burst to a water main in Ardfinnan.

The impacted areas are Ardfinnan, Grange, Jamestown, Rathkeevan, Kilmalash, Derrygrath, Nicholastown, Ballyhickey, Garranvilla, Marlhill and surrounding areas.
 
Dedicated water service crews have mobilised and repairs are underway and are expected to be completed by 5pm this evening.

Traffic management will be in place for the duration of the repair works. Typically, it takes two to three hours following repairs for normal supply to restore to all customers affected by an unplanned outage. 
 

Colin Cunningham, Irish Water, commented: “The repairs are being conducted as quickly and efficiently as possible to minimise disruption to the area and restore water for all customers. We understand the inconvenience bursts can have on customers and we appreciate your patience as we work to return normal water supply as quickly as possible.”  
 
Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water receive direct communications from us for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours.
 
Irish Water understands the inconvenience when bursts occur and thanks customers for their patience while we work to restore normal supply to all impacted customers. The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please visit the Water Supply Updates section of the Irish Water website.
 
Irish Water is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.

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