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.