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Day-long disruption to Clare communities’ water supply

ESSENTIAL water network improvement work may cause supply disruption in Miltown Malbay-Mullagh area in the coming weeks with substantial works scheduled for this Wednesday.
Irish Water, working in partnership with Clare County Council, is carrying out water main improvement work between Mullagh and Milltown Malbay.
In order to progress this essential work, there may be disruption to water supplies in the area this Wednesday, June 9 from 10am to 10pm and Wednesday, June 16, from 10am to 4pm.
These works will impact water supply primarily to Milltown Malbay village but will also impact on Spanish Point and surrounding areas. These works may also impact on all group schemes fed from the supply including Rinnen and Glendine schemes.
The map pictured outlines areas where consumers will be affected. Given the volume of tie-in connection works required on June 9 and a planned water outage from 10am to 10 pm, customers within the areas marked both red and green will more than likely be affected.
The proposed works on June 16 are shorter in duration (10am to 4pm) and it is hoped that consumers within the area marked in red may only be affected.
However, it is again possible that consumers in the wider area outlined in green could also be affected if the works duration is longer than expected on the day.
It may take two-three hours for normal water supply to return to all customers but it is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand-washing.
This work involves the installation of 4.7km of new water main to replace old mains which were bursting frequently.
This will result in a more secure and reliable water supplies for local residents and businesses as well as a number of Group Water Schemes supplied from the public mains.
This works got underway in October and are expected to be completed by the end of June.
Irish Water and Clare County Council understand the inconvenience when an outage occurs and thank customers for their patience while we carry out this essential work.
“We are working with our contractors to keep any disruption to a minimum. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries,” the utility has stated.
“For updates please see the supply and service section of our website.
“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.”

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