Calls For West Clare Works To Be Fast Tracked After Another Water Outage

Clare’s Independent TD says the Minister with Responsibility for Irish Water has given reassurances that he will look into ongoing issues with water supply in parts of West Clare.

Homes and businesses in the Miltown Malbay, Mullagh, Spanish Point, Cree and Cooraclare areas and surrounding group water scheme are without water again today, following a burst water main.

Irish Water crews have been working to address the issue since early this morning, with works expected to conclude by 6 o’clock this evening, however it could take a further 3 hours before supply is fully restored.


Deputy McNamara contacted Minister Eoghan Murphy about the matter this morning, and he’s been telling Clare Fm’s Fiona Cahill that the situation simply isn’t good enough.

Irish Water has issued the following statement:

Irish Water and Clare County Council are carrying out repairs to a burst water main which is causing supply disruptions to customers in West Clare. The areas affected include Milltown Malbay, Mullagh, Spanish Point, Creegh, Cooraclare and surrounding group water schemes and areas.

Works have an estimated completion time of 6pm this evening but supply may take 2-3 hours to fully return to all affected properties.

We understand the inconvenience when emergency works needs to be carried out and thank customers for their patience while we work on the water main and restore normal supply to impacted customers. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please see the water supply and services section of our website.

We are 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. Irish Water would like to remind people to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.