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Thousands without running water in Armagh, Markethill and Richill areas

A burst water mains has left thousands in Armagh and the wider area without cold running water this afternoon (Wednesday).

NI Water have confirmed there is an issue with a burst pipe, leaving many in Armagh, Markethill, Hamiltonsbawn and Richhill feeling the heat as temperatures soar.

The estimated restoration time is 5pm today.

It’s not the news anybody wanted, especially after Monday and Tuesday left many without power.

And there’s every chance record temperatures could be hit in Co Armagh today, with the Northern Ireland high currently sitting at 30.8 degrees. That was on June 30, 1976 in Co Fermanagh and July 12, 1983 in Belfast.

An NI Water spokesperson said: “[We] are aware of a loss of supply in your area.

“Customers may experience a loss of water supply or a drop in pressure when the work is being carried out. We are working to fix the problem as soon as possible.

“Discoloured water can occur when the mains are disturbed. This can happen when there has been an interruption to supply following a burst main and the operational activity associated with the repair. The discolouration will be short-lived, and running the tap for a while should help clear it from the system.

“All water is disinfected to ensure it is safe to drink. Following operational activity, the level of chlorine in the water supply may be boosted temporarily. The amount of chlorine is carefully controlled and monitored at our treatment works and strategic points in the distribution system.

“Water quality samples are taken following burst mains repairs to ensure that a satisfactory water supply is restored to customers.”

If you need further help or advice, please contact us on 03457 440088 and one of our team will be here to help, 24 hours a day.

Postcode areas potentially affected:
BT601AA, BT601AH, BT601AL, BT601AW, BT601BB, BT601BD, BT601BS, BT601DJ, BT601DN, BT601ER, BT601ES, BT601GD, BT601HA, BT601HD, BT601HE, BT601HF, BT601HG, BT601HP, BT601HR, BT601HS, BT601HT, BT601HY, BT601HZ, BT601JB, BT601JD, BT601JE, BT601JF, BT601JG, BT601JH, BT601JJ, BT601JL, BT601JP, BT601JQ, BT601JS, BT601JX, BT601LE, BT601LJ, BT601LL, BT601LN, BT601LP, BT601LR, BT601LT, BT601LU, BT601LW, BT601LY, BT601LZ, BT601NA, BT601NB, BT601NE, BT601NG, BT601NH, BT601NJ, BT601NL, BT601NN, BT601NP, BT601NQ, BT601NT, BT601NW, BT601NX, BT601NY, BT601NZ, BT601QF, BT601QJ, BT601QR, BT602AA, BT602AB, BT602AD, BT602AG, BT602AJ, BT602AQ, BT602EA, BT602FH, BT602HP, BT619BF, BT619HJ, BT619HL, BT619HN, BT619HR, BT619HT, BT619HU, BT619HW, BT619HX, BT619JR, BT619JY, BT619NJ, BT619PB, BT619PD, BT619PE, BT619PH, BT619PQ, BT619RF, BT619RG, BT619RH, BT619RJ, BT619SB, BT619SF, BT619SG, BT619SH, BT619SQ

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