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Thousands of residents in Co Kerry are still without water this morning

A pump failure has left residents without water since around midday yesterday, but the company said it aims to slowly restore services to areas over the course of today.

The pump was repaired by contractors in Mallow and returned to the site of the Listowel water treatment plant where it was back in operation in the early hours this morning, Attridge said.

Senior officials from Irish Water and Kerry County Council are on location and are monitoring the situation while alternative water supplies have been diverted to the local hospital and where possible to other businesses in the area.

Replacement parts are being made in Mallow and engineers will continue to work into the night to carry out this complex fix, said Irish Water.

Irish Water say they are working to rectify the fault which is believed to be faulty water pump.

Around 4,000 people are still without water in Co Kerry after a pump failed at Listowel.

"Irish Water and Kerry County Council thank the Civil Defence for their assistance throughout the outage as they distributed bottled water to vulnerable customers and assisted with the distribution of information leaflets to homes and businesses".

"It has held and has been pumping all night. Customers can contact our customer care helpline 24/7 on 1850 278 278 or visit www.water.ie for further updates".

Irish Water has deployed water tankers in the region to ensure water is available to householders.



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