Parts Of West Clare Without Water Again Following Burst Water Main

Hundreds of homes and businesses in parts of Clare are without water again today.

A burst water main has disrupted supply in the Cree, Coore, Cooraclare, Miltown Malbay, Spanish Point, and surrounding areas.

Crews have been dispatched to the area and works to address the issue are expected to be completed by 8 o’clock this evening, with supply expected to return within the following three hours.

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Irish Water says it’s continuing to work with the operators of a number of private Group Schemes in the area to clear airlocks and carry out other actions in a bid to restore water more quickly when bursts occur.

Irish Water have issued the following statement:

Repairs are being carried out to a burst water main which is causing supply disruptions to Coore, Cree, Cooraclare, Miltown Malbay, Spanish Point and surrounding areas in Co. Clare.

A traffic management plan will be in place for the duration of the works which have an estimated completion time of 8pm this evening.

We recommend that you allow 2-3 hours after the estimated restoration time for your supply to fully return.

We are also continuing to work with the operators of a number of private Group Schemes in the area to clear airlocks and carry out other actions in a bid to restore water more quickly when bursts occur.

Irish Water and Clare County Council regret any inconvenience as a result of this outage and thank the local community for their patience as we work to repair it.”