Water Cut Off In West Dublin After Lightning Strikes At Pumps

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A major water outage is affecting parts of West Dublin. It comes after a suspected lightning strike to a pumping station.

Irish Water is warning of drinking water supply cuts to Blanchardstown, Mulhuddart, St. Margaret’s, The Ward, Garristown and surrounding areas in Dublin 15.

It comes after a major fault at the pumping station supplying water to the Ballycoolin water tower, a fault officials believe may have been caused by a lightning strike.

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They say it could be 6pm this evening before the repairs at the pumping station are complete, and another two or three hours after that before supplies are fully restored.