As areas of Ballinlough in Co Roscommon are without water once again today, Irish Water say they’re treating this as a matter of priority.
A 1km length of water main running from the village to Carrick National School has had a number of bursts over the last 6 months, leaving the school and surrounding houses without water.
A section of the pipe burst yesterday, and another today, and Irish Water says repairs are underway.
The issue was highlighted on Midwest News yesterday by Roscommon Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice who called on Irish Water to replace this section of pipe immediately.
In response to queries from Midwest News, Irish Water say their staff, along with Roscommon County Council, have carried out numerous repairs to this section of pipe over the last 6 months.
Irish Water say they’re actively investigating the underlying causes of these bursts, and are currently finalising a plan of action to resolve them.
A spokesperson says short-term measures are also being investigated to reduce the frequency of bursts and minimise disruption for customers in close proximity to Carrick national school.