Water tankers sent to Enniscorthy

The River Slaney at Enniscorthy (File Pic)

By Dan Walsh

A major burst on a water main close to the reservoir is likely to cause a widespread water supply outage in Enniscorthy and its environs this afternoon.

It has just been announced that water tankers will be deployed at Mr Price, Clonhaston; Ross Road Recycling Centre and Enniscorthy Cemetery, Blackstoops, after 7pm. People using water from tankers are requested to boil the water before use.

Crews have been mobilised quickly and are working to resolve the issue and restore normal water supply to the town and the catchment area. 

Speaking about the issue, Irish Water’s Ronan Walsh said; “A major burst on one of our main water mains that brings water supply to the town burst earlier today and it is likely that a significant portion of the town and surrounding areas will be affected. The town is on a Boil Water Notice and we are carrying out works separately to resolve that issue. 

“We anticipate that the repair will continue into this evening, and maybe tonight. We regret any inconvenience to the residents and businesses and ask them to conserve the water they have as much as possible.

“We are working as hard as we can with our colleagues in Wexford County Council to get the issue resolved as soon as possible. Alternative water supplies will be available, details of the locations to follow.”

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.

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