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Irish Water carrying out emergency repairs to safeguard Portmarnock water supply

Irish Water say they are carrying out emergency repairs to a burst water main in the Drumnigh Woods Estate to safeguard the water supply in Portmarnock.

Complications arose due to other underground services located close to the repair.

Crews have been working throughout the night to restore supply to impacted customers as quickly and as safely as possible.

A spokesperson for Irish water said:

“In order to minimise the number of customers impacted, Fingal County Council reconfigured the network so that properties could be supplied with water from other areas in so far as possible.

“While these works are ongoing customers in the following locations will experience low water pressure and/or outages until 10am: Drumnigh Woods Estate; Portmarnock Back Road; Blackwood Lane; Limetree Avenue, Limetree Estate; Carrickhill Avenue, Carrickhill Heights, Coast Road and surrounding areas.

“It may take 2-3 hours for normal water supply to return to all customers but it is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand-washing.

“Irish Water and Fingal County Council understand the inconvenience caused when repair works occur and thank customers for their patience while we complete these essential works and restore normal supply to impacted customers.

“Irish Water and Fingal County Council regret any inconvenience caused.

“Irish Water is working at this time, with our local authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of drinking water and wastewater services.”

The latest updates on these works will be available on the supply and service section of the website

The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call us on 1850 278 278.

Customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.

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