Essential water maintenance works to impact supply to Foynes and surrounding areas on July 1

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IRISH Water and Limerick City & County Council plan to carry out essential maintenance works on the water network in Foynes next Thursday, July 1.

The works will require a section of the water main to be shut off for several hours, causing supply disruption to Foynes Port, Foynes village, Shanagolden, Ballyhahill, Loughill and surrounding areas.

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Works are scheduled to get underway at 6am on Thursday 1st July and are expected to be completed by 6am on Friday 2nd July. It may take 2-3 hours after this for normal supply to return to all customers as water is reintroduced into the system.

Ian O’Mahony, Irish Water’s Operations Lead for Limerick, said: “This maintenance and upgrade work is essential in order to safeguard water supplies to the area now and into the future. We are mobilising a number of dedicated water services crews to carry out this work in order to complete it and restore water supplies for all customers as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

“We understand the inconvenience water outages can have on customers, particularly at this time. We are working to minimise disruption and appreciate your patience and support as we carry out this critical work.”

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water receive direct communications from us for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours.

Our customer care team is available to help 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For further updates please see the Irish Water website www.water.ie

Irish Water continues to work 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.