26 February 2017 Go back to News
Williamstown water users asked to conserve supply for the coming days due to water production issues
Irish Water is urging people supplied by the Williamstown Water Supply in Co. Galway to conserve water over the next few days. Due to heavy rainfall last night and this morning, high turbidity levels are being detected in the raw water source supplying the Williamstown water treatment plant. This has affected the amount of available treated water in the system and at times demand of the scheme is not being met.
As a result, consumers supplied from this scheme will experience low water pressures or no water at times. It is expected this situation will continue for the next 24 to 36 hours given the weather forecast. Ongoing works at the plant this evening to rectify the situation will reduce production further, however it is envisaged that these works will expedite the reduction of the high turbidity in the raw water and accelerate the resumption of normal service.
Drinking water going into the system at present is in full compliance with drinking water regulations and close monitoring of this will continue. Irish Water will issue a further update in the next couple of days.
Irish Water working in partnership with Galway County Council would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and would like to thank the public in advance for their co-operation. If you would like further information, please call our customer care team on 1850 278 278.