Customers in Fanore encouraged to conserve water to help reservoir levels recover

06 June 2023

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Clare County Council, advises customers in Fanore and surrounding areas that essential night-time water restrictions are required over the coming days to help Fanore Reservoir levels recover. This is due to operational issues and exceptionally high demand for water during the current warm weather conditions.

To help reservoir levels recover and maintain a sufficient water supply to homes and businesses during normal working hours, restrictions are being introduced tonight, Tuesday, June 6, from 10pm, until 6am tomorrow morning. This will continue for successive nights until reservoir levels stabilise.

Customers in the following areas may be affected: Craggagh, Crumlin, Dereen West, Fanore More, Fanore Beg, and surrounding areas. Uisce Éireann is continuing to tanker water to the reservoir to supplement supply.

An alternative water supply is in place at the car park of O’Donoghue’s pub in Fanore Village. Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tanker and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure as per HSE advice.

Speaking about the water restrictions and conserving water, Uisce Éireann’s Regional Operations Lead Duane O’Brien said, “Uisce Éireann and Clare County Council engineers will continue to monitor water levels and work towards ensuring a water supply to customers is maintained where possible over the coming days. However, water restrictions are required overnight to give the affected reservoirs time to replenish.” 

“We would like to apologise to customers who are impacted by these restrictions and ask that people continue to conserve their water usage while we work to restore full supply to these affected areas”.

Uisce Éireann will continue to monitor the levels at all our supplies over the coming weeks and months and take any actions that may be necessary to maintain supplies, including communicating about localised issues as they arise.

Members of the public can report any leaks in the public water network by contacting Uisce Éireann 24/7 at 1800 278 278 or on

For more simple ways to conserve water check out the Uisce Éireann website where our Conservation Calculator can help people work out how much water they are currently saving and how they can conserve even more. 

Uisce Éireann are asking the public to help play their part in protecting essential water supplies for their local communities.

There are a number of easy steps people can take to reduce their water usage during the hot weather, including: 

  • Avoid power washing and keep the garden hose in the shed
  • Check for leaks on outdoor taps or troughs as these can lead to large losses of treated water
  • Remember that paddling pools and swimming pools can use huge volumes of water so try to minimise the amount of water used and consider reusing the water for the garden or cleaning the car.
  • Report any visible leaks on the public network to Uisce Éireann at