People queuing for water at Bothar Brugha today. Photo: Andy Spearman.
It is now some 48 hours or more since the water main at Staleen burst and the water cuts in Drogheda and East Meath seem set to continue without any clear end in sight.
In their latest update issued at noon today Irish Water are not giving any time for a return to normal service though unofficial sources say it could be Wednesday.
The job of repairing the burst water main at Staleen, which is very old and four metres below the surface, is proving to be more difficult to repair than was at first anticipated.