water restrictions

  • Irish Water working in partnership with Mayo County Council would like to advise customers that recent water restrictions placed on a number of Water Supply Schemes have now been removed. The restrictions were imposed on a number of schemes in the wake of Storm Emma and were necessary due to excessive demand placed on water supplies during the cold snap.

     

    Irish Water has thanked the public for their co-operation and patience while these night-time restriction were in place and while leak detection and repair crews fixed several significant leaks in the county in the past week and also the staff of Mayo County Council.

      

    While there are no restrictions in place, usage is still very high across the county and customers are urged to conserve water and check for leaks on their own properties, in holiday homes and unoccupied premises. If a member of the public sees a leak on public property they are asked to report it to Irish Water’s customer care helpline on 1850 278 278. Irish Water is appealing to any customers with external taps to ensure that these are securely turned off as we try to protect the levels of our reservoirs and secure drinking water for local communities. A continuous flow from an external tap over a 24 hour period could use the equivalent of the daily water usage of 40 households.

     

    Meanwhile restrictions will remain in place on a number of Galway supplies over the weekend. Restrictions will be in place at night time over the weekend to allow reservoirs replenish and to ensure water supply tomorrow: Kiltormer/Clontuskert/Clonfert, Carraroe, Williamstown, and Moylough.

     Water supply has returned to many customers in the Eyrecourt, Laurencetown, Kiltormer and Clonfert areas. Supply returned to Clontuskert overnight. Full supply will be returned to Cloonlahan, Meelick and Fahy tomorrow.

    Water supply has been maintained to Ballinasloe town and Portiuncula Hospital. A number of leaks in the town have been repaired to allow further water to be diverted to the rural areas. Consumption on the Ballinasloe Regional Water Supply Scheme has increased by 60 per cent in recent days.

    In Carraroe night time restrictions will continue over the coming days. This water supply is suffering major issues and water will be rotated around the scheme.  Areas in Camus and Bealandangan which have had very limited supplies in recent days should receive better water pressure as valves were modified to boost supplies to these areas.

    Irish Water leak detection crews are visiting domestic customers in Carraroe, Barna, Furbo and Moycullen over the coming days, where high usage on domestic meters has been identified, to request them to avail of the First Fix Free scheme and we would appeal to customers to take advantage of this offer.

    A number of leaks have also been repaired in Carraroe, Williamstown, Ballinasloe and Rós Muc this week. A leak was also repaired in Eyrecourt this morning.

    Some customers were receiving no supply in Tír an Fhia. Repair of a significant leak near Leitir Mór bridge was completed last night, and we are confident all properties have normal water supply.

    A number of customers at Cushatrower, Inis Nee and in the Roundstone village area, will have improved supply following valve reconfiguration.

    Restrictions will be in place in Moylough again tonight due to excessive demand on the scheme.  

    Leak detection and repairs are still being undertaken in Williamstown. High leakage on customers’ properties is also being addressed. Supply will continue to be rotated to customers in the area over the coming days and customers will experience intermittent disruptions and/or loss of supply.

    Across Galway there are issues with high demand. Irish Water is appealing to customers to turn off taps and check for leaks on their own properties and in holiday homes and unoccupied premises and to report any leaks in public areas to Irish Water’s customer care helpline on 1850 278 278. Irish Water is appealing to any customers with external taps to ensure that these are securely turned off as we try to protect the levels of our reservoirs and secure drinking water for local communities. A continuous flow from an external tap over a 24 hour period could use the equivalent of the daily water usage of 40 households.

      

     

  • The heatwave is set to continue into next weekend and beyond.

    Met Eireann says no significant rainfall is expected for the foreseeable future.

    A hosepipe ban is now in operation in the Greater Dublin area as Irish Water is again urging the public to conserve water.

    Production plants are struggling to meet increasing demand as drought conditions take a grip around the country,

    39 water supplies are under night-time water restrictions and over 100 are at risk.

    In Co Galway, night-time restrictions will be introduced on Inis Mór from 10pm at night to 7 am in the mornings, starting from tonight.

    Water restrictions in Inis Oirr will continue every night also.

    In Connemara, restrictions remain in place on the Ballyconneely Water Treatment Plant at night, while residents in some areas of Galway City are advised that, due to high demand, they may experience low pressure and reduced flow at night time.

    In East Galway, customers in Ballinasloe, Laurencetown, Eyrecourt and Kiltormer are urged to reduce water usage to ensure a continuous supply, as reservoir levels are a cause of concern.

    Irish Water is urging the public across the region to conserve water as the hot spell continues, and also to report leaks on the public water network, and to repair private leaks in homes and businesses.

  • Irish Water says supplies are almost back to normal across Co Mayo, following increased demand during Storm Emma.

    However, there will be a partial restriction in Kiltimagh tonight, affecting about 50 houses, but full supply will be maintained in the town area.

    Irish Water says repair crews are working to fix three leaks on the network today, and it’s hoped a full service will be restored in the Kiltimagh area tomorrow.

    Meanwhile in Co Galway, restrictions will be in place again tonight in the areas of Williamstown, Moylough,  Eyrecourt, Laurencetown, Clonfert, Tír an Fhia, Carraroe, and Clonbur/ Cornamona.

    The restrictions are in place to allow reservoirs to replenish overnight, to ensure customers have a water supply during the day.

    In relation to Williamstown, Irish Water says leak repairs are still being undertaken, and high leakage on customers’ properties is being addressed.

    Supply will be rotated to customers in the area over the coming days, so customers will experience some loss of supply or intermittent disruptions.

     

     

     

  • Irish Water working in partnership with Galway County Council will be assessing water supply schemes across the county today to monitor usage levels which will inform decisions about which supplies need to be restricted overnight. By restricting schemes where demand is outstripping supply, reservoirs have the opportunity to replenish over night and therefore ensuring customers receive a water supply during the day.

     

    Customers are being asked to conserve water by turning off taps, both inside and outside, limiting usage of washing machines and dishwashers where possible and taking showers instead of baths, to avoid reservoirs emptying and water pressure to homes and businesses being affected.

     

    In Carraroe night time restrictions will continue over the coming days. This will be managed locally to ensure water supply is rotated around the scheme. Irish Water would like to thank Galway Fire Brigade and the local fire service for distributing bottled water to vulnerable customers in Carraroe who have registered with Irish Water.

     

    A repair crew returned to Inishbofin this morning (Sunday) to carry out further repairs to a mechanical fault at the plant. The plant is in production with limited capacity. There will be water restrictions in place tonight. Customers on the island are urged to conserve water. Bottled water was delivered to the island yesterday.

     

    Demand has increased significantly once again on the Tully and Letterfrack supplies and last night’s restrictions will continue until this afternoon to allow the reservoirs refill. There will be more restrictions on this scheme tonight.

     

    Customers in Tir an Fhia are receiving intermittent supply due to issues at the water treatment plant. There will be further restrictions on this supply as a result. Repairs are currently being carried out at the plant. Customers are urged to conserve water as much as possible.

     

    Night time restrictions were imposed on the Carna/Kilkieran, Roundstone, and Rós Muc water supplies last night from 10pm until 9am this morning. Unprecedented demand due to taps being left running is causing reservoir levels to drop. This scheme will be monitored throughout the day and a decision on further restrictions will be taken this evening.

     

    Leak repair crews are still trying to find a leak in Williamstown which is causing a major water supply issue in the town. Supply will be rotated to customers in the area over the coming days and customers will experience intermittent disruptions and/or loss of supply.

     

    Across Galway there are issues with high demand. Irish Water is appealing to customers to turn off taps and check for leaks on their own properties and in holiday homes and unoccupied premises and to report them to Irish Water’s customer care helpline on 1850 278 278. Irish Water is appealing to any customers with external taps to ensure that these are securely turned off as we try to protect the levels of our reservoirs and secure drinking water for local communities. A continuous flow from an external tap over a 24 hour period could use the equivalent of the daily water usage of 40 households.

     

    The following areas are experiencing low pressure and/or loss of supply due to an increase in demand and some issues at treatment plants: Kilkerrin/Moylough, Mountbellew, Dunmore/Glenamaddy, Ahascragh, Ballinasloe and Tuam.

     

  • Water restrictions are in place this evening in the Co Galway area of Carraroe.

    Irish Water is advising customers supplied from the Carraroe public water supply that, due to exceptional demand and mechanical issues at the plant water, restrictions are now in place.

    Water supply will be restored from tomorrow morning with further restrictions expected to be imposed again tomorrow afternoon.

    Irish Water says the extremely cold weather is causing issues for water processing at the plant and is also hampering repairs. This situation could continue for a number of days and a further update will be issued tomorrow.

     In the meantime, Irish Water working in partnership with Galway County Council is working to maintain a supply to the village centre and nursing home.

    Across Co Galway, Customers are asked not to run their taps as it is causing difficulties in many areas with water treatment plants struggling to keep up with demand.

    The following areas will experience reduced pressure and/or loss of supply due to this increase in demand over the coming days: Kilkerrin/Moylough, Williamstown, Tír an Fhia, Letterfrack, Tully, Clifden and Clonbur.

     

     

     

  • The country is continuing to feel the after-effects of Storm Emma, with over 20,000 people without water this evening, while 47,000 have restricted supplies.

    Irish Water says the restrictions are likely to continue for a couple of days, due to the increased demand last week.

    Mayo Co Co and Irish Water have announced that they will be restricting the water supply to the Kiltimagh and Louisburg areas tonight and tomorrow night, between 11pm and 7 am, due to high demand.

    The restrictions are being applied over the next 2 nights to allow reservoir levels to recover.

    Some customers on both the Kiltimagh and Louisburg schemes will experience reduced water pressure, or water outages.

    In Co Galway, about 4,000 customers in the Eyrecourt, Laurencetown and Kiltormer areas of Co Galway are without a water supply today.

    Alternative water supplies are available from a tanker in Eyrecourt from 3pm this afternoon.

    People are advised to boil this water before use.

    Irish Water says water supply will be maintained to Ballinasloe town and to Portiuncula Hospital.

    Across Counties Galway and Mayo, consumers are asked to conserve water, while thousands of people remain on a restricted supply.

    While water supplies in Mayo are not as badly hit as other areas, Sean Corrigan of Irish Water is urging people to conserve water at all times, turn off outside taps, and check for leaks…..

  • Water restrictions will be in place again tonight in the Kiltimagh and Louisburg areas, following increased demand during Storm Emma.

    The water supply to both areas was restricted last night, and the same restrictions will apply again tonight between 11pm and 7 am tomorrow morning, to allow reservoir levels to recover.

    Customers on the Kiltimagh and Louisburg schemes may experience water outages, or reduced pressure.

    Irish Water is again asking people across Co Mayo to conserve water, and check their premises, outside taps and water troughs for leaks.

     

     

     

  • Irish Water working in partnership with Galway County Council would like to advise customers on the following public water supplies that restrictions will be in place again tonight to allow reservoirs replenish and to ensure water supply tomorrow: Tír an Fhia, Carraroe (supply being maintained in the village and to the nursing home), Williamstown, Moylough, Clonbur/Cornamona, Eyrecourt, Laurencetown, Kiltormer and Clonfert.

    Customers are being asked to conserve water by turning off taps, both inside and outside, limiting usage of washing machines and dishwashers where possible and taking showers instead of baths, to avoid reservoirs emptying and water pressure to homes and businesses being affected.

    Approximately 3,000 customers in the Eyrecourt, Laurencetown, Kiltormer and Clonfert areas are still without a water supply. This has reduced from 4,000 yesterday. Consumption has increased by 50 per cent in this area and customers are urged to conserve water in every way possible. Water supply is being maintained to Ballinasloe town and Portiuncula Hospital.

    Alternative water supplies are available in Eyrecourt, Laurencetown, Clonfert and Kiltormer and bottled water was distributed to vulnerable customers who have self-registered with Irish Water.

    Alternative supplies are available at the following location:

    The Square, Eyrecourt.

    The Community Hall Laurencetown, Clonfert Church and Kiltormer Church.

    Kiltormer Nursing Home will also be attended to.

    Bottled water was delivered to Eyrecourt, Kiltormer and Laurencetown yesterday afternoon.

     Irish Water makes every effort to ensure that the alternative drinking water supply provided, including the tanker/bowser, and dispensing tap, are adequately disinfected. However, as it is not practical to provide sterilised containers for the public to transport drinking water from the tanker to their homes and we cannot guarantee that any containers used by the public do not negatively impact or contaminate the drinking water. Therefore people are advised to boil this water before use.

    In Carraroe night time restrictions will continue over the coming days. This will be managed locally to ensure water supply is rotated around the scheme.

     

    Some customers are receiving intermittent supply in Tír an Fhia due to excessive demand. Restrictions will continue over the coming days.

     

    Restrictions will be in place in Moylough again tonight due to excessive demand on the scheme. Some customers in outlying areas of Rós Muc are receiving an intermittent supply.

     

    Leak repairs are still being undertaken in Williamstown. High leakage on customers’ properties is also being addressed. Supply will continue to be rotated to customers in the area over the coming days and customers will experience intermittent disruptions and/or loss of supply.

      

     

  • Irish Water, working in partnership with Galway County Council, is urging residents, businesses and visitors to Inis Oirr to conserve water, due to low raw water levels in the reservoirs. Irish Water has commenced tankering of water to Inis Oirr and night-time restrictions will commence after the June Bank Holiday weekend.
     
    Commencing Tuesday, June 5 water supply will be restricted each night from 11pm to 7am in order to ensure a consistent daytime supply on the island.
     
    Tankering is not a sustainable option and Irish Water is appealing to residents, businesses and visitors to reduce their usage to ensure a consistent supply of water for all.
     
    Residents, businesses and visitors to Inis Mór and Inis Meain are also being asked to conserve water, in order to maintain raw water levels in the reservoirs and prevent any supply shortages later in the summer.
                            
    To help conserve water customers are also being asked to report any leaks they see on the public network and to repair any private side leaks in their homes and businesses to help restore water levels in the network.  Customers can report any public side leaks online at www.water.ie or by calling the customer care helpline 24/7 on 1850 278 278. Leak detection crews have been working on the islands and efforts are being made to reduce the wastage of treated water through leaks. 
     

  • Demand for water right across Co Galway is increasing and as a result Irish Water, working in partnership with Galway County Council, will be imposing night time restrictions on the Ballyconneely Water Treatment Plant serving the Ballyconneely and Foreglass areas from 11pm to 7am for the foreseeable future. This is because demand on this scheme is now exceeding supply.

    Due to a major increase in demand, supply to Clarenbridge Water Tower is not sufficient to meet demand and customers in Clarinbridge, Kilcolgan, Roveagh, Ballinderreen and Tyrone Group Water Scheme are urged to conserve water. Night-time restrictions will be imposed if the situation does not improve.

    Water restrictions are also in place in Inis Oirr nightly from 11pm to 7am.

    Irish Water is appealing to the Galway public, particularly people working and living in Dunmore/Glenamaddy, Kilkerrin/Moylough, Ballygar, Ballymoe, Williamstown, Tuam, Athenry, Oranmore, Tir an Fhia, Letterfrack, Leitir Mór, Carraroe, and Ballinasloe to conserve water while the prolonged dry spell that has been predicted by Met Éireann, continues.

    Meanwhile Irish Water and Roscommon County Council are monitoring all supplies across the county on a daily basis and the two at-risk schemes that have been identified are the Castlerea and Grangemore/Cavetown public water supplies. Customers on these supplies are urged to conserve water wherever possible.