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Two days of disruption to supply over water works in Clare communities

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IRISH Water has warned of disruption to supply due to essential works over two days next week in parts of West Clare.

On Monday, February 22 and Wednesday February 24 the water supply will be disrupted due to essential works progressing the water main upgrade between Mullagh and Milltown Malbay.

On Monday, February 22 from 9am to 6pm, the entire Old Doolough Water Supply Zone, including Milltown Malbay, Mullagh, Corraclare, Creegh and all surrounding areas will experience disruption. These works will also impact on all group schemes fed from the supply.

On Wednesday, February 24,the works will impact supply from 9am to 5pm primarily to Mullagh village; but will also impact on Milltown Malbay, Spanish Point and surrounding areas. These works will also impact on all group schemes fed from the supply.

It may take two to three hours for normal water supply to return to all customers but it is important, notes the utility, 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, says Irish Water, 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 partners Clare County Council wished to thank customers in advance for their patience while the work was carried out and regret any inconvenience. Queries can be directed to the customer care helpline, which is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact the utility on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.  For updates see the supply and service section of Irish Water’s website.

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