Hundreds of residents across Longford are waking up to water shortages this morning after a major water burst affecting the Smear treatment plant.
The problem on the raw water rising main to the facility has resulted in low water pressure and loss of supply overnight
Repair works are due to get underway this morning with areas affected including the Smear Lower and Moyne communities.
Typically it takes two to three hours after this to restore normal supply to all customers affected by an unplanned outage.
Areas that may be affected include:
Smear Lower – Cleenrah, Dunbeggan, Aughnacliff Village, Carrickadorrish, Aghakeeran, Aghacordrinan, Aghamore Upper, Polladooey, Aghakaine, Cornadrung , Rosduff, Enaghan, Lisraherty, Drumhalry, Mollyglass and Leggagh.
Moyne Area – Smear, Crott, Birrinagh, Moyne, Farmullagh, Ballyduff, Drumury, Fihoragh, Leggagh, Carrickmaguirk, Aghamore Lower, Annaghdaniel, Cloonback and Drumard.
Edenmore Reservoir - Edenmore, Glenmore, Aghadowry and Tawnagh.