Crews working on repairs to a large burst water main affecting Kells … – Irish Water

Dedicated water service crews will continue to work on repairs throughout the night

Uisce Éireann crews are working to restore the water supply as quickly as possible to impacted customers following a large burst to a water main impacting the following areas in Co Meath: Kells, Drumone, Crossakiel, Moylagh, Drumbarragh Newcastle, Millbrook, Knockbrack, Summerbank, Coolies, Rudagh, Fennor, Stoney Road, Ardfrail, Farnaglach, Old Castletown, Creevagh, Kilskeer, Boltown, Kells Business Park, Oldcastle Road, Mullingar Road, Climber Hall, Cannon Street, Suffolk Street, Bective Street, Farrell St, Athboy Road, and surrounding areas.

Every effort is being made to reduce the impact on homes and businesses, however, the repair works are complex due to the location of the pipe and the presence of other underground services. Due to the size of the burst, reservoirs have depleted to unsafe levels and crews are working hard to replenish storage levels and maintain supplies while repairs are underway.

Low water pressure and/or outages are expected to continue until approximately 10am tomorrow morning, Wednesday, 20 September following repairs, as water refills the network, especially for those at the end of the network or on higher ground.

Dedicated water service crews will continue to work on repairs throughout the night, if necessary, to restore normal water supply to impacted customers as quickly as possible.  

Alternative water supplies with clean drinking water, which were put in place this morning at Crossakiel, Moylagh, and Kilskeer GAA grounds will continue to be available until normal water supply returns. Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tanker and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure as per Health Service Executive (HSE) advice.

Following this type of work, occasionally issues such as cloudy water (air bubbles), discolouration or internal airlocks may arise. For advice on how to resolve these issues, please visit

The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is also open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.  

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

Uisce Éireann understands the inconvenience when an unplanned outage occurs and thanks customers for their patience while we work to restore normal supply to impacted customers. For updates please visit the Water Supply Updates section.

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