Essential water maintenance works to impact supply to Rathkeale and surrounding areas next week

Work is essential in order to upgrade the water network and safeguard water supplies to the area now and into the future.

Irish Water and Limerick City & County Council plan to carry out essential maintenance works on the water network at Kilcolman Reservoir from Thursday, July 8th to Saturday July 10th. This work is essential in order to upgrade the water network and safeguard water supplies to the area now and into the future.

The works will result in supply disruption to Rathkeale Town, Knockaderry, Ballinarooga (Ballingarry), Grange (Newcastle West), Ardagh and the surrounding areas.

Works are scheduled to take place during the following times:

  • 8am on Thursday 8th July to 8am on Friday 9th July
  • 11pm on Friday, 9th July to 7am on Saturday, 10th July

It may take 2-3 hours after these times for normal supply to return to all customers as water is reintroduced into the system.

Water tankers will be provided to support local customers in Rathkeale and Knockaderry. Mobile tankers will also be deployed to refill smaller local reservoirs to minimize disruption to customers. Details of tanker locations will be posted on the Irish Water website, www.water.ie

Oliver Harney of Irish Water said: “This maintenance and upgrade work is essential in order to safeguard water supplies to the area now and into the future. We are mobilising a number of dedicated water services crews to carry out this work in order to complete it and restore water supplies for all customers as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

“We understand the inconvenience water outages can have on customers, particularly at this time. We are working to minimise disruption and appreciate your patience and support as we carry out this critical work.”

If you have any queries, please phone us on 1800 278 278 or get in touch via www.water.ie/contact/ or on Twitter @IWCare.
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