11 August 2020 Go back to News
Normal water supply resumes on Inis Oirr following lifting of water restrictions
Night time restrictions on the island’s public supply lifted with immediate effect
Irish Water and Galway County Council wish to advise customers on Inis Oirr that the night time restrictions that were in place on the island’s public water supply are being lifted with immediate effect.
Commenting, Tim O’Connor, Irish Water said “The restrictions were necessary over the summer months, especially the extremely dry months of May and June, to ensure a continuous daily water supply was available for residents and businesses for hygiene and other essential purposes. Thankfully water reserves on the island have recovered following the rainfall of the past six weeks and are sufficient to ensure a continuous water supply into the autumn.
“We would like to thank residents and visitors to the island for their conservation efforts during the drought and we would also like to remind customers that it is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand washing.”
Irish Water continues to work 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.
Water is a precious resource and should be conserved wherever possible.
For tips and information on how to conserve water in the home, in businesses and on farms check our Conservation page. Irish Water continues to encourage the public to report leaks they see in public places by calling the Irish Water customer care helpline which is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 or you can contact us through Twitter @IWCare.