Night-time water restrictions on Inis Oírr lifted with immediate effect

22 October 2021

Uisce Éireann and Galway County Council wish to advise customers on Inis Oírr that essential overnight water restrictions that were in place on the public water supply have been lifted.

Water restrictions have been in effect on the Island nightly between 11pm and 7am since May and were introduced in order to conserve the low water resources on the Island.

Commenting, Tim O’Connor, Uisce Éireann said: “The restrictions were necessary over the summer months to ensure a continuous daily water supply was available for residents and businesses for hygiene and other essential purposes. Supplies were increased by a significant amount of tankering of water by sea from Rossaveel over the past three months. Thankfully water reserves on the island have recovered and are currently sufficient to ensure a continuous water supply into the autumn. Uisce Éireann and Galway County Council will continue to monitor and maintain the supply for our customers on Inis Oírr.

We would like to thank residents, businesses and visitors to the Island for their conservation efforts during the restrictions and we would also like to remind customers that it is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand washing.

Uisce Éireann 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.