Customers in Galway urged to turn off taps while supplies deplete due to unprecedented demand

Irish Water is advising customers in Carraroe that due to exceptionally high water demand and ongoing mechanical issues at the water treatment plant restrictions to water supply will continue unbroken until tomorrow morning. Water supply to the village and the nursing home is being maintained. It is intended to restore water supply to all areas in the morning.
Last night Irish Water, working in partnership with Galway County Council, was able to lift the restrictions for a couple of hours to allow water storage tanks in attics refill. However, reservoirs have not sufficiently filled today to enable a repeat of that tonight.
We are grateful to Galway Fire Service who delivered bottled water out to Carraroe this evening on behalf of Irish Water and the local fire service will distribute it to vulnerable customers. A further update will issue tomorrow.
Across Co Galway customers are being advised that due to the extremely cold weather conditions and exceptionally high water demand, water treatment plants are struggling to keep up with supply demands. 
Customers are being asked to conserve water to avoid reservoirs emptying and water pressure to homes and businesses being affected.
Customers in Tír an Fhia were without water this morning however, water supply was restored shortly after lunch.
There is huge demand being registered on the Tully and Letterfrack water supplies due to taps being left running in people’s homes and on farms. Irish Water is urging customers to conserve water. Restrictions will be in place on these schemes from 10am today until 6pm with supply due to be restored at 6pm for a couple of hours. Water will be restricted again overnight to fill the reservoirs.

Water levels on Inishbofin are very low following a mechanical failure at the water treatment plant. A repair crew will travel to the island tomorrow morning (Saturday) to carry out repairs. Customers on the island are urged to conserve water. Bottled water will be ferried to the island tomorrow and available to the public for collection at Inishbofin pier from 12.30pm.

In East Galway customers are again urged to conserve water by not running taps, taking showers instead of baths and to refrain from using dishwashers and washing machines.

The following areas are experiencing low pressure and/or loss of supply due to an increase in demand and some issues at treatment plants: Kilkerrin/Moylough, Mountbellew, Dunmore/Glenamaddy, Ahascragh, Williamstown and Tuam.

Irish Water working in partnership with Galway County Council would like to apologise to customers for the inconvenience this is causing and assures customers that repairs will be completed as soon as possible. 

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Once further information is available we will issue another update. Updates will also be posted to our Supply and Service section.



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