7 June 2018 Go back to News
Water restrictions required in Dunkerrin, Co. Offaly
Increased demand and reducing water levels in the Lisduff Reservoir.
Irish Water is asking customers in The Dunkerrin Water Supply Zone in Co. Offaly to conserve water for the foreseeable future due to increased demand and reducing water levels in the Lisduff Reservoir. The current dry spell and increased seasonal demand are contributing to the reduced available supply of treated drinking water. In order to avoid widespread water outages it is necessary to carry out night time water restrictions on the water supply for the foreseeable future.
Restrictions will take place from 11pm tonight to 6am tomorrow morning and will continue nightly for the foreseeable future. The situation will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
During the water restriction periods the majority of homes and businesses will still have a flow of water to their properties however low water pressure may be experienced.
A small number of properties, those located on the extremities of the network or on higher ground may loose water supply during the restrictions.
Please conserve water
In an effort to minimise potential interruptions, customers are being asked to conserve water by refraining from watering gardens, washing cars, using power hoses and minimising their use generally. You can view other water conservation tips on our Be Water Smart page.
Every small effort to save water will contribute to maintaining supplies and benefit your entire community by reducing the likelihood of water restrictions.
To help conserve water, please report any leaks you see on the public network and repair any private side leaks in your homes and businesses to help restore water levels in the network. You can report any public side leaks online via our Report a Leak form or by calling the customer care helpline 24/7 on 1850 278 278.