Water issues persist in Carrick-on-Shannon with water bowsers moved to affected areas

Water bowsers have been moved to alternative areas in Carrick-on-Shannon as issues with supply persist in the town.

A major burst was reported in the town on Wednesday morning with hundreds of customers left without supply.

Irish Water has confirmed that due to ongoing repair work, customers are still experiencing difficulties.

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A statement from Irish water updating the situation has also been issued this lunchtime:

A back feed water supply has been supplied to the majority of houses affected by this burst but customers receiving this supply may experience reduced pressure. There are areas of Shannon Grove, Cluain Ard, Harley, Clonsebane that are still without water.

Once the water main has been repaired it may take a number of hours for the water supply to return in full to all impacted properties.

The area affected by the bursts are houses and businesses on the Leitrim Road, Shannon Grove, The Paddocks, Tir na Sí, Cluain Ard, Cluain Sí, Páirc Meala, Gort Aoibhin, Cluain Óir, Cnóc Beag, Maigh Glas, Ros Airgid, and Bothair Saileach.

An alternative water supply is being provided by Irish Water and Leitrim County Council in the form of water bowsers. The water bowers have been moved to accommodate the areas which are still without a water supply and include:

Elevated area of Shannon Grove

Elevated area of Cluain Ard

St Mary’s graveyard (as yesterday)

As a precautionary measure people using water from the alternative supplies will have to boil water before consumption.