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Local TD says water levels in Meath and Drogheda are at 'crisis level'

A burst water main has left tens of thousands of people without running water in certain parts of the country.

Fine Gael TD Fergus O'Dowd has stated that water tankers need to be brought into the affected areas, describing the water levels to be at a 'crisis level'.

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Irish Water has stated that the water supply will not be back to being fully functional until Monday evening at the earliest, and that they will be handing out containers in areas where customers are severely affected.

O'Dowd, talking to Today FM, has said that tens of thousands of people in Drogheda and East Meath have been left with a supply, and that water tankers need to be brought in to these areas:

"They should have proper tankers, they should be going up and down the streets of our town, we have over 60,000 people living locally."

"Many people are not able to carry the volumes of water that they need for their family. It just doesn't make sense."

The full list of areas affected can be found here, which all stemmed from the burst water main across a four-meter section at the Staleen Water Treatment Plant in the Dublin Road and North Quay area of Drogheda, which has undergone extensive repairs since Friday.