A normal water supply should return over the course of the afternoon to approximately 8,000 customers affected by outages due to a burst water main yesterday on the Ballymahon Road in Athlone.

Repairs to the burst main were completed yesterday evening and the reservoir is now refilling.

When it is sufficiently replenished, the water supply will be turned back on and it is expected that a normal supply will begin to return to customers over the course of the afternoon.

However some customers in higher areas may continue to experience outages or low pressure for a longer period.

In the meantime, alternative water supplies will be provided at the following locations until a full supply is restored:

  • Willow Park,
  • Lower Road Retreat
  • Dublin Road
  • Birr Turn
  • Altown
  • Cypress Gardens
  • Valleycourt
  • Mountemple
  • Baylin
  • Clonbunny