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28 September 2020

Loughrea water disruptions due to water main connections as part of Tuam Regional Water Supply Scheme upgrade

Works in partnership with Galway County Council

  • Works part of the Tuam Regional Supply Scheme upgrade
  • See more for details of disruption times
  • full supply can take 2-3 hours to return after works

15 September 2020

Water main replacement works get underway in Spiddal

Works in partnership with Galway County Council

  • Part of the national Leakage Reduction Programme
  • Some short-term road closures and traffic management
  • Short-term water shut offs also

11 September 2020

Outages due to watermain connections work as part of Tuam Regional Water Supply Scheme upgrade

These works are part of the Tuam Regional Water Supply Scheme upgrade

  • Water outage in Craughwell on 15 and 16 September from 9 - 4 
  • Project represents an investment of €13.8 million by Irish Water
  • Full project is due for completion in 2021

11 September 2020

New section of mains replacement in Mervue

Replacement of 1.1 kilometres of pipes in the Mervue area that were prone to frequent bursts and leakage 

  • Decommissioning of 1.5 kilometres of old and damaged water mains
  • Mains are being replaced with new high density polyethylene pipes
  • Work is due to start on September 16 and be completed in December

9 September 2020

Mervue watermain replacement works delivering a more reliable water supply to local residents

Part of the national Leakage Reduction Programme

  • Works in partnership with Galway City Council
  • 1.2km of problematic cast iron mains replaced
  • Mervue residents thanked for patience during works

22 August 2020

Progress in returning water supply to all homes and businesses in Portumna and Ballinasloe

Update 11.30am 23 August

  • Portumna fully restored, reservoirs continue to replenish
  • Supply returning to Kiltormer and Cloontuskert tomorrow areas
  • Measures to maintain supply to Eyrecourt, Meelick and Clonfert today

21 August 2020

Works to restore supplies to areas affected by Storm Ellen

Areas worst affected include:

  • East and North Cork, South Tipperary,
  • West Waterford, South Limerick and East Clare
  • Reminder to follow HSE COVID-19 advice

20 August 2020

Pesticide exceedances continue to be detected in drinking supplies around Ireland

Detection of pesticides may be as a result of specific spraying activities

  • MCPA is a main pesticide being detected
  • Users reminded to use best practice when spraying
  • Basic steps for reducing pesticide risks

11 August 2020

Normal water supply resumes on Inis Oirr following lifting of water restrictions

Night time restrictions lifted with immediate effect

  • Restrictions were necessary for daily supply
  • Water reserves have recovered following rainfall
  • Conserve water wherever possible

8 July 2020

Water Conservation Order lifted following heavy rainfall and recovery of sources

Lifting of Water Conservation Order better known as the hosepipe ban

  • Lifted following heavy rainfall & recovery of resources
  • Continuing to monitor affected water sources
  • View our video for tips on how to conserve

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