Essential works due to take place in Tír an Fhia, Leitir Móir

24 January 2022

Irish Water is working in partnership with Galway County Council to safeguard the water supply for homes and businesses in the Tír an Fhia water supply area. Essential works to facilitate the replacement of the ultra-violet (UV) disinfection system at Tír an Fhia Water Treatment Plant are scheduled to take place tomorrow, 25 January from 9am until 6pm.

While works are underway, customers may experience temporary, intermittent low pressure and/or water outages as flows and pressure is restored to the network. Our work crews will make every effort to minimise the impact on customers and will endeavour to complete these works as quickly and as safely as possible. Typically, it takes two to three hours following restoration time for normal supply to be fully restored to all areas but it is important to continue to follow HSE guidance on hand-washing.

Ronan Daly, Irish Water, commented: “Irish Water would like to thank the local community for their patience and cooperation while we carry out these essential works to replace the ultra-violet (UV) disinfection system, which is necessary to safeguard the water supply for Tír an Fhia. Irish Water understands this type of work can be inconvenient and we will ensure our work crews make every effort to minimise any disruption these essential works may cause.

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water receive direct communications from us for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours.

The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 on freephone 1800 278 278. Customers can also contact Irish Water on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please visit the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.

Irish Water 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.