Customers asked to conserve water on Inis Oírr as night time restrictions are introduced

30 May 2023

Uisce Éireann and Galway County Council are reminding customers on Inis Oírr to conserve water as essential overnight water restrictions are being introduced in order to maintain reservoir levels on the island. The restrictions will be in place nightly from 11pm until 7am starting Wednesday, 31 May 2023.

Eoin Hughes, Uisce Eireann’s Asset Operations Lead for Galway is mindful of the impact that these restrictions can have on customers but stresses their importance: “These restrictions are necessary to ensure a continuous daily water supply is available for residents and businesses on Inis Oírr. The timing of these restrictions will mean minimal disruption to customers on the island."

We are asking customers to be mindful of how they use water. Simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact on reducing demand on the supply. Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and shaving can save up to 6 litres of water per minute. Taking a shower instead of a bath or using a watering can rather than a hose when gardening can also make a big difference in water use. We are also reminding people with responsibility for properties that are currently unoccupied to check for leaks and turn off water where it is not required. There are lots more tips on how to conserve water in your home on our Conservation page

Uisce Éireann and Galway County Council would like to thank customers for their efforts as work continues to ensure continuity of water supply for all. For further information please visit our Supply and Service Updates section on our website. The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call us on 1800 278 278 and contact us on Twitter @IWCare.

Uisce Éireann is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.