Overnight water restrictions are being introduced due to significant increased demand for water

Irish Water and Galway County Council wish to advise customers on Inis Oirr and Inis Mór that essential overnight water restrictions are being introduced due to significant increased demand for water on both islands. The restrictions will be in place nightly from 9.30pm until 8am starting Monday, April 20 2020.

These restrictions are necessary to ensure a continuous daily water supply is available for residents and businesses on both islands.

We are asking customers in these areas to be mindful of how they use water. However it is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand washing. 

Conserve where possible

While handwashing remains a priority, simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact on reducing demand on the supply. Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and shaving can save up to 6 litres of water per minute. Taking a shower instead of a bath or using a watering car rather than a hose when gardening can also make a big difference in water use. We are also reminding people with responsibility for properties that are currently unoccupied to check for leaks and turn off water where it is not required.

There are lots more tips on how to conserve water in your home on our Conservation page.

Irish Water is working at this time, with our local authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of drinking water and wastewater services.  

More information

Irish Water and Galway County Council would like to thank customers for their efforts as work continues to ensure to ensure continuity of water supply for all. For further information please visit our Supply and Service section. The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call us on 1850 278 278 and contact us on Twitter @IWCare


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