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…..


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