Customers asked to conserve water to avoid reservoirs emptying

Irish Water is advising customers in Co. Galway that due to the extremely cold weather conditions and exceptionally high water demand, water treatment plants are struggling to keep up with supply demands. 

Customers are being asked to conserve water to avoid reservoirs emptying and water pressure to homes and businesses being affected.

In Carraroe restrictions were imposed yesterday due to high demand and mechanical issues at the water treatment plant. Supply was restored to customers for two hours last night to allow attic storage tanks to refill and the restrictions are once again in place. Supply to the village and the nursing home is being maintained.

Customers in Tír an Fhia are without water since 5am this morning. A mechanical fault at the treatment plant will be repaired once it is safe for crews to attend the site.

Huge demand on Tully and Letterfrack water supplies

There is huge demand being registered on the Tully and Letterfrack water supplies due to taps being left running in people’s homes. We are urging all customers to conserve water. Restrictions will be in place on these schemes from 10am today until 6pm with supply due to be restored at 6pm for a couple of hours. Water will be restricted again overnight to fill the reservoirs.

Water levels on Inishbofin are very low following a mechanical failure at the water treatment plant. A repair crew will travel to the island as soon as possible to carry out repairs. Customers on the island are urged to conserve water.

In Galway east customers are again urged to conserve water by not running taps, taking showers instead of baths and to refrain from using dishwashers and washing machines.

Areas experiencing low pressure and/or loss of supply

The following areas are experiencing low pressure and/or loss of supply due to an increase in demand and some issues at treatment plants: Kilkerrin/Moylough, Mountbellew, Dunmore/Glenamaddy, Ahascragh and Williamstown.

Irish Water working in partnership with Galway County Council would like to apologise to customers for the inconvenience this is causing and assures customers that repairs will be completed as soon as possible. 

Updates posted on Supply and Service section

When more information is available we will issue another update. Updates will also be posted on the Supply and Service section.


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