Irish Water are advising customers in Ballinasloe that essential overnight water restrictions are being introduced due to a significant increase in demand for water and reducing water reservoir levels.
The restrictions will be in place nightly from 9pm until 9am to ensure a continuous daily water supply is available for residents in the Kiltormer, Cloonlahan and Cloontuskert areas.
Although Ballinasloe Water Treatment Plant is currently operating at full capacity, water demand in the area is higher than production rates and reservoir levels cannot be maintained.
Supplementary pumps have been deployed due to low water levels in the River Suck, which are decreasing at a significant rate.
Customers in Ballinasloe, Laurencetown, Eyrecourt and Kiltormer are urged to reduce water usage in every way possible to ensure a continuous supply for all.
As well as reducing consumption, they are appealing to the public to report leaks on the public water network to 1850 278 278 and to repair private side leaks in both homes and in businesses.
Irish Water and Galway County Council are appealing to the public to prioritise handwashing over power washing and to conserve water now where they can.
There are already night time water restrictions in place on Inis Oirr and Inis Mór and public water supplies in Ahascragh, Gort and Dunmore, which are also at risk of reaching drought levels.