Councillor angry at Irish Water over lack of communication following Kenagh outage

A south Longford councillor had claimed that householders in the Kenagh area were left without any information from Irish Water last weekend after an unplanned outage in the area.

Dozens of householders in the south Longford village were left without running water for hours and in some cases days due to a major burst

At this month’s meeting of the Ballymahon municipal district, Fine Gael councillor Colm Murray expressed his frustration at the lack of communication from Irish Water about the nature of the problem.

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He told Shannonside FM that because it was a weekend, Irish water’s resources in terms of communications were below normal:

Irish water has provided the following statement to Shannonside FM :

Apologies for the delay in coming back.

Last Friday night there was a burst on a water main in the Keenagh.

Longford CoCo crews working on behalf of Irish Water were on site first thing Saturday morning and the repair was completed in a couple of hours after which water service was returned.

Unfortunately as sometimes happens after water supply is returned after a mains burst, there was a pressure valve malfunction which resulted in a second watermain burst which resulted in prolonging the disruption in the Foigha area.

Repair of this burst was completed early on Monday morning and supply was reinstated to all customers by mid-afternoon on Monday. Irish Water apologies for any inconvenience caused to customers as a result of this unplanned outage.