Water supply restrictions have been implemented on two water supplies in Galway until tomorrow morning due to a deterioration in the raw water quality entering two plants.

The restrictions apply to customers supplied by the Ahascragh Public Water Supply and Kilkerrin/ Moylough Water Supply.

Irish Water and Galway Co. Co are advising that persistent heavy rain in recent days has caused a deterioration in raw water quality and affected the water entering the plants.

Irish Water have temporarily halted production at the two plants to safeguard the supply and as a result customers may experience water outages.

Areas affected by the restrictions include Ahascragh village, Kingstown, Lurgan, Creggane, Eglish, Killure and Cornamucklagh, Kilkerrin, Moylough, Cooloo and the surrounding areas.

Customers in these areas are asked to conserve water where possible to avoid a disruption in their supplies and should have up to 24 hours’ storage of treated water in their attics.

Irish Water and Galway Co. Co. are also urging the customers affected to continue to follow the HSE Covid-19 guidance on hand-washing.

They will continue to monitor the supplies and will resume production at the plants as soon as it is safe to do so.

Irish Water and Galway County Council understands the inconvenience caused when water outages occur and thanks customers for their patience while they monitor the situation.

The latest updates on this restriction will be available on www.water.ie, on their customer care helpline on 1850 278 278 and on their social media channels.

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