9 November 2018 Go back to News
Ardpatrick and Kilfinane water schemes will continue on nightly restrictions due to low source levels
Irish Water wishes to remind customers that the Ardpatrick and Kilfinane water supply schemes will remain on nightly restrictions due to ongoing issues with low water levels. These restrictions are being monitored and reviewed continuously and will continue from 11.30 pm until 6.30am each night.
The water supply will be restored to customers as the network refills. It can take a number of hours for the water to return fully to customers on higher ground or at the end of the network once the water supply is turned back on.
Croom Water Supply
We are continuing to monitor levels in the Croom Water Supply and intermittent night time restrictions may be required which could affect supply to Croom, Banogue and surrounding areas. If restrictions are necessary, details will be posted in advance to the Service and Supply Section of the Irish Water website.
In the meantime we will continue to top up reservoir levels with tankers of water as required in order to maintain water supplies.
Working towards a long-term solution
Ian O’Mahony, Irish Water’s Operations Lead for Limerick, said: “Irish Water has committed significant resources to addressing issues with the groundwater sources in these areas which have not recovered following the extended drought.
“Working with our team of hydrogeologists, we are drilling new boreholes for Ardpatrick, Kilfinane and Croom and are working to bring these into production as a matter of priority. When fully operational, these new boreholes will supplement the existing sources and help provide a more secure and reliable water supply for these areas.”
Please Conserve Water
“Irish Water would like to thank customers for their patience and understanding as we deal with the impact of drought on our water sources. We would ask customers to continue to make every effort to conserve water,” he added.
For more water conservation tips visit our water conservation section.