EXPLAINED: The reason why most of Edenderry woke up to no water

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EXPLAINED: The reason why most of Edenderry woke up to no water

EXPLAINED: The reason why most of Edenderry woke up to no water

Irish Water has provided the Offaly Express with an explanation for a widespread service outage in Edenderry on Wednesday morning, September 12.

Homes across the town woke up to no water with the outage affecting large swathes of the town, including the Carrick Road, Cokery and Rectory Meadows.

Speaking to the Offaly Express, a spokesperson for Irish Water explained the reason for the sudden outage.

"The high lift pumps at Blundell Wood Water Tower tripped out last night due to a fault and did not automatically switch over to the stand-by pump. As a result, water supplies in the reservoir dropped," they said.

That reduced the water supply available across the town but Irish Water have said that "the issue is now being addressed."

"We have manually switched over to the stand-by pump, and the water tower is filling as we speak and normal service should be restored to customers by this afternoon," the spokesperson concluded 

 

A contractor is on his way to site to find and fix the fault.