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.