4 May 2017 Go back to News
Measures taken to protect Tipperary water supplies during dry spell
Due to the recent spell of dry weather it has been necessary for Irish Water and Tipperary County Council to take measures to ensure a reliable supply of water to customers in central Tipperary served by the Galtee water treatment plant.
Additional sources of water have been activated to supplement the existing mountain sources which have seen a drop in levels due to lack of rainfall in recent weeks. As these new sources are hard water supplies, customers in the area may notice slight variations in the taste and appearance of their water. There may also be some scaling of domestic appliances such as kettles and washing machines, hot water cylinders, electric showers and some farm equipment, such as milking machines.
It is important to note that hard water does not affect the quality of the water supply, nor is it harmful to health. Areas affected include Cashel Town, Deerpark, Ballinamona, Farnamanagh, Knockroe, Sergeants Lot, Garraun, Golden, Thomastown, Moatquarter, Moanteen, Castlepark, Kilfeacle, Rathcloneen, Athasselabbey, Ballinard and Ballinaclogh.
This is a temporary measure put in place to ensure that customers in the area continue to have a reliable and secure water supply during the current dry spell. Irish Water and Tipperary County Council will continue to monitor the situation and work to restore the normal supply as quickly as possible.
In the meantime, we would remind customers to conserve water where possible. Some helpful tips when conserving water are:
- Shower instead of using the bath,
- Check your toilet cistern is working,
- Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth,
- Check for leaks in your kitchen,
- Use a basin in the sink
- Where possible, use harvested rainwater for watering the garden
We would like to apologise for any inconvenience and thank the public in advance for their co-operation.
For more information, please contact our 24-hour customer care help line at 1850 278 278.