Repairs completed and water supply returning to all customers in West Clare

Thursday, 25 January, 2024: Water supply is returning to customers in West Clare following a mechanical failure at Old Doolough Water Treatment plant. 

Uisce Éireann crews were immediately deployed to carry out repairs and worked hard to restore normal water supply to impacted customers as quickly as possible in Old Doolough, Miltown Malbay, Quilty, Spanish Point, Coore, Creegh, Kilmacduane, Cooreclare and surrounding areas.

Following the repair work at the plant it may take some time for normal supply to fully restore to all areas, especially for those on higher ground or at the end of the network. Anyone who experiences issues with discolouration is asked to run the cold water tap in the kitchen for a few minutes. Doing this usually clears any unusual colour. Further information on discoloured water is available at 

Darragh Conneely, Water Operations Lead with Uisce Éireann thanked customers for their patience as crews completed the works to restore normal water supply as quickly and safely as possible. 

Uisce Éireann understands the inconvenience when an unplanned outage occurs and thanks customers for their patience while we worked to restore supply. The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on X @IWCare with any queries. For general water supply updates, please visit the Water Supply Updates section on