Restriction due to reduced water availability from the source supply

Irish Water and Offaly County Council wish to advise customers in Moneygall and the surrounding areas that an overnight water restriction for parts of the village is necessary in order to ensure water levels in the Lisduff reservoir recover following a period of reduced water availability from the source supply. The overnight restriction is required to enable the recovery of levels in the reservoir and to safeguard the water supply available to supply industries, schools, residences and commercial activities during business hours. 
The restriction will be in place from 11pm tonight, Friday 2 August until 7am tomorrow, Saturday 3 August, and may impact customers in Castletown, Montroe, Longford Wood, Gurteen, Lisduff, Summerhill and Rathnavouge. The water supply will be restored to customers as the network refills. It can take a number of hours for the water to restore to customers on higher ground or at the end of the network once the water supply is turned back on. 

Please conserve where possible

John Gavin, Irish Water Engineer, speaking about the restrictions said “These restrictions are going on as a result of dropping water levels at the Lisduff reservoir supply. Simple water conservation efforts can have a significant impact on driving down demand on the supply. We are asking customers to conserve water through actions such as turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and shaving which can save up to 6 litres of water per minute. Keeping a jug of water in the fridge instead of running the cold tap can save 10 litres of water per day. In the garden, we’re asking people to recycle water, such as water used in food preparation or washing up, for watering flowers and lawns."

Simple tips to conserve water

Here are some simple things that you can do as part of your daily routine to conserve water. Every small action will help you and the environment.

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