Further pipe leaks detected in Newbridge as householders hit again by water disruptions


Niamh O'Donoghue


Niamh O'Donoghue



There will be water interruptions in Pairc Mhuire and surrounding areas in Newbridge today.

"As a result of low pressure investigations, crews have detected further leaks in this area. Water may be further disrupted during normal business hours up to and including 5pm on 15/03/2018 to facilitate repair works," said the council.

This follows disruptions last week in the wake of Storm Emma last. On Thursday, March 8, a water tanker and fresh bottled water were sent out to Roseville Court apartments for residents in that area and the Pairc Mhuire area, who were without water.

The council previously said the problems had been caused by a watermain leak and it appealed for members of the public living in the area to check their front/back gardens for leaks or bursts.

As the snow thaw was quite gradual, this may have hindered efforts to find the source of the problem.

On Friday, Irish Water and Kildare County Council confirmed they had located the leak that was causing a disruption to the water supply for customers in the Dara Park, Pairc Mhuire, Piercetown, Charleton Avenue and Roseville Court.

A repair crew came onsite at 8am Saturday to carry out the repairs to the burst pipe which was located in a complex shared backyard service.