Water mains flushing taking place to safeguard water supply in North Clare

Tuesday, 20 February 2024 – Uisce Éireann will commence water mains flushing to improve the water supply for customers in North Clare in the coming days. The works come after crews successfully carried out repairs to a major burst impacting customers in Lahinch, Liscannor and Ennistymon with normal supply returning to customers.  


While these water mainsworks are ongoing customers in Lahinch, Liscannor and Ennistymon and surrounding areas may experience water supply interruptions and/or water discolouration for short periods this week.

Following a large burst over the weekend sediment became dislodged and carried through the network causing some customers to experience temporary discoloured water. These essential flushing works are required to clear any remaining sediment from the distribution network and reduce the likelihood of future discolouration issues at the customer tap.

In thanking the public for their cooperation and patience Darragh Conneely, Operations Lead at Uisce Éireann explains: “We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause. The water supply should return to normal for the majority of customers a number of hours following flushing but it may take longer for the discolouration to clear in some isolated parts of the network. It is advisable to wait until the discolouration clears before drinking.”


For further information, please visit our supply and service section on our website www.water.ie. The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call us on 1800 278 278 and contact us on X @IWCare. 


Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment. To find out more visit www.water.ie