22 Jan 2022

Discoloured water in Dundalk due to burst water main

Discoloured water in Dundalk due to burst water main

Irish Water is aware of a number of reported issues from customers in Dundalk regarding discoloured drinking water.

Irish Water and Louth County Council investigated the matter and found a large burst on the network which caused sediment to be dislodged and carried through to the customer tap.

Repairs are now completed but customers may continue to experience discoloured water until Saturday 12 June.

Any customers who are seeing discoloured water coming from their cold kitchen tap are advised to run the tap for a few minutes to restore the clear colour.

If the colour does not restore to clear, customers are advised not the drink the water as a precaution, and should contact Irish Water using the contact details below.

 Water passes through many kilometres of pipework before it reaches homes and businesses.

Sediment, which can build up in the pipes over time can become dislodged and carried through to the customer tap, causing temporary discolouration of the water.

This can happen due to a number of reasons, including repair and maintenance works on the mains, flushing activities, and increased localised demand impacting flow rates, flow direction, or pressure.

For more information on issues in drinking water, customers can visit the Water Supply section of our website. Information on drinking water quality can be found in our drinking water quality section.

Customers with queries or concerns about the quality of their drinking water should contact the Irish Water customer care helpline, open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 or via Twitter @IWCare.


To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.