Night-time water restrictions in place in Rathkeale Town over the coming days

23 August 2022

Works being carried out to strengthen water supply 

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Limerick City and County Council, will be carrying out drilling works at Kilcolman Springs with the aim of strengthening the water supply for Rathkeale.

Due to the excessive demand on the towns water supply during the current warm and dry weather, water restrictions will be required from this evening, 23 August from 11pm to 7am to carry out the works. 

As an alternative water supply, water tankers will be made available in Rathkeale town and Knockaderry village for the duration of the works. Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tanker and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure.

Derek O’Toole of Uisce Éireann, said, “Uisce Éireann understands the inconvenience the restrictions will cause on the people of Rathkeale, but it is necessary to strengthen the water supply."

We are aiming to have the works completed on Thursday, 25 August but will continue to update the community as the works progress.” 

Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. 

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.