UPDATE: Irish Water working to restore supply to homes and businesses in Granard

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Irish Water announce disruption to supply in Louth today

Irish Water working to restore water to Granard homes.

Irish Water is working in partnership with Longford County Council to return water supply to homes and businesses impacted by an unplanned water outage in Granard (Main Street) and surrounding areas including, but not isolated to, Cara, Springtown Bunlahy area and Granardkill.

Crews have been onsite since early this morning to carry out repair works which currently have an estimated completion time of 2.30pm today Friday 25 January.

Following completion, it may take a number of hours for the water supply to return to normal. However, customers on higher ground or at the extremities of the network may experience a longer disruption while the network recharges and pressures resume to their normal levels.

Irish Water will provide an alternative water supply for the duration of this water disruption. The alternative water supply will be available at Granardkill cemetery and at Granard Garda Station from mid-morning today.

Irish Water makes every effort to ensure that the alternative drinking water supply provided, including the tanker/bowser, and dispensing tap, are adequately disinfected. However, as it is not practical to provide sterilised containers for the public to transport drinking water from the tanker to their homes, we cannot guarantee that any containers used by the public do not negatively impact or contaminate the drinking water.

Therefore, as a precautionary measure, it is recommended that any members of the public who obtain water from a tanker or bowser boil the water before use.

Irish Water will contact vulnerable customers in the area to ensure their water supply needs are met. Irish Water and Longford County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused and thank customers for their patience while we carry out these repairs.

For updates visit https://www.water.ie/water- supply/supply-and-service- update/

Reference: LON031893.