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Uisce Éireann working on repairing burst water main in city centre

Uisce Éireann is working to restore water supply as “quickly as possible” to impacted customers in parts of the city centre and surrounding suburbs following a burst to a high-pressure water main.

In a statement, a spokesperson said: “Dedicated water services crews are onsite working on repairs and every effort is being made to reduce the impact on homes and businesses and restore normal water supply as quickly as possible.

“Crews are also reconfiguring the network to maintain customers’ supplies where possible. Repairs are complex due to the location of the dig and the presence of other underground services.

“While repairs are underway, customers in the following areas may be impacted by reduced water pressure and/or water outages until works are completed: Dolphins Barn, Harolds Cross, Kilmainham, Fleet Street, Brunswich Street, The Liberties, Gardener Street, Dorset Street, Drumcondra, Whitehall, Artane, Coolock, Beaumont, Fairview, Raheny, Clontarf, Killester, Home Farm and surrounding areas.”

Repairs are ongoing and expected to be completed by 10 am tomorrow.

A further update will be provided as the works progress.

Typically it takes two to three hours following restoration time for water to refill the networks and normal supply to be fully restored.

Joe O’Reilly, Uisce Éireann, said: “The repairs are being conducted as quickly and as efficiently as possible to minimise disruption to homes and businesses and restore water for all customers. We understand the inconvenience an unplanned outage can have and we appreciate your patience as we work to return normal water supply as quickly as possible.

The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact them on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.

For updates please visit the Water Supply Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website.

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