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1600 homes affected by burst watermains in Rush, says FCC

Fingal County Council and Irish Water are currently attending to a burst watermain in Rush where about 1600 homes are expected to be impacted by the fault.

Fingal County Council says it is aiming to “restore the water supply as quickly as possible.”

“Dedicated water service crews have mobilised and repairs are expected to be completed by 4pm today,” it said in a statement.

“To support customers, crews have reconfigured the network in some areas in order to maintain supplies, however, impacted customers may experience reduced pressure and/or outages until the repairs have been completed.

“Typically it takes two to three hours after this to restore normal supply to all customers affected by an unplanned outage.”

Speaking about the repair works, Tselo Tlou, Irish Water said: “The repairs are being conducted as quickly and efficiently as possible to minimise disruption to the community of Rush and restore water for all customers.

“We understand the inconvenience unplanned outages can have on customers and we appreciate your patience as we work to return the water supply to homes and businesses 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 is working at this time, with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services

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