Overnight water restrictions required for Inch and Mountain Stage Water Supply Schemes

Reservoirs on the Inch Water Supply are at a low level due to water main breaks in recent days

Reservoirs on the Inch Water Supply are at a low level due to water main breaks in recent days. This will require intermittent night-time water restrictions to allow levels to rebuild and to ensure supply is maintained during peak usage hours. 

Areas possibly impacted include Inch, Keel, Boolteens, Inch West, Fybagh and surrounding areas. An alternative water supply will remain in place at Inch Church and Boolteens Church over the next few days. 

Intermittent night-time water restrictions will also be required in parts of Glenbeigh and surrounding areas over the coming days due to increased demand on the Mountain Stage Water Supply Scheme. An alternative water supply will be available at Glenbeigh GAA from 8.00am on Wednesday. 

Please ensure to boil any water taken from these tankers when using it for drinking purposes and for the preparation of food.

Speaking about the possible water restrictions and conserving water, Uisce Éireann’s Regional Operations Lead Oliver Harney said,

Uisce Eireann and Kerry County Council engineers will continue to monitor water levels and work towards ensuring a water supply to customers over the coming days is maintained where possible. However, water restrictions may be required overnight to give the affected reservoirs time to replenish. 

“We would like to apologise to customers who are impacted by these restrictions and ask that people continue to conserve their water usage while we work to restore full supply to these affected areas.” 

Members of the public can report any leaks in the public water network by contacting Uisce Éireann 24/7 at 1800 278 278 or on water.ie .

Uisce Éireann are asking the public to help play their part in protecting essential water supplies for their local communities.

There are a number of easy steps people can take to reduce their water usage during the hot weather, including:

  • Avoid power washing and keep the garden hose in the shed.
  • Check for leaks on outdoor taps or troughs as these can lead to large losses of treated water.
  • Remember that paddling pools and swimming pools can use huge volumes of water so try to minimise the amount of water used and consider reusing the water for the garden or cleaning the car.
  • Report any visible leaks on the public network to Uisce Éireann.