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Kingscourt homes go without water for four days

Friday, 2nd February, 2018 5:09pm

Kingscourt homes go without water for four days

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Some residents in Kingscourt have expressed anger at having been without running water for four days.
Local councillor, Clifford Kelly has claimed that Irish Water has left people stranded without a water supply and there has been no “notification” as to what the fault is or when it will be restored.

“It is nothing short of disgraceful,” fumed Cllr Kelly.

The Kingscourt councillor is aware of families with young babies and people with disabilities who have been left high and dry without access to a water supply.

The Fianna Fáil man says there were suggestions that the outage may be caused by burst water main. He added that people in the town were under the impression that the supply should have returned this morning.

Irish Water Response 
A spokesperson for Irish Water told The Anglo-Celt this evening that there had been a burst main on the Carrickmacross Road and it was repaired yesterday (Thursday). Some essential works were also carried out.
The spokesperson said there should not now be any outage but if people remain without water, it could be caused by an air lock. Staff at the Irish Water call centre will advise individual callers in respect of any such issue. The 24hr line to report water outages or other faults is 1850 278 278.

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