Repairs completed and water supply returning to customers in County Clare

Friday, 26 January 2024: Uisce Éireann have successfully completed repairs to two significant bursts in County Clare and normal water supply is returning to customers.

Uisce Éireann crews were immediately deployed to carry out repairs and worked hard to restore normal water supply to impacted customers supplied by Ballymacraven Water Treatment Plant and O’Briensbridge Water Treatment Plant. Repairs were also successfully completed at Old Doolough Water Treatment plant following a mechanical failure at the plant and water has been restored to all customers.

Following the repairs carried out by dedicated water service crews in Clare, 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 are 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, Operations Lead with Uisce Éireann, thanked customers for their patience while work was underway. 

“On behalf of Uisce Éireann, I’d like to thank impacted stakeholders for their patience, co-operation, and assistance while we worked to complete the repairs as quickly as possible and regret the inconvenience”. 

Uisce Éireann’s customer care team is available to help 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on X @IWCare with any queries. For further updates please see Uisce Éireann’s website