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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Village locals left without water during heatwave

Locals in Clogherhead, Co Louth have expressed their frustration over being left without proper running water during the heatwave.

The supply issues, which badly impacted the Drogheda region, arose from a burst water main on Monday.


An Irish Water spokesperson stated that repairs were underway and were being conducted as quickly as possible to minimise disruption.

The region is commonly affected by water supply issues and local residents spoke about the effect that the warm weather had on them.

One resident stated that the village had no water since Sunday morning while adding that there was no water last Thursday or Friday either but it came back on Saturday.


The fact that the issue is ongoing, residents have called for a more long-term solution, with Sinn Féin Councillor Tom Cunningham stating that many households have to get up during the night to do the washing in case there’s no water the next day.

Cunningham added, “Some households will spend three or four days without water on a consistent basis. It’s not just happening once every two or three months, it could be many weekends in a row.”

Irish Water initially stated that the burst water main was the cause of the issue but later told local resident Karen Horgan that it was caused by a reservoir interruption last week.

Irish Water stated that normal supply will return to Clogherhead, Termofeckin and surrounding areas after 6pm today.


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