19 May 2020 Go back to News
Works to safeguard water supplies in Oola, Co Limerick
Night-time restrictions will be required to maintain critical water supply
Irish Water and Limerick City and County Council are working to safeguard water supplies in Oola and are asking the community for their help by conserving water where it is possible to do so.
Due to the recent spell of dry weather, water levels in the spring which supplies the area have dropped. This has led to some supply disruption for local customers in recent weeks.
A burst pipe over the weekend also impacted on supplies. This has since been repaired. However ongoing works, including night-time restrictions, will be required in order to maintain critical water supply for drinking and washing during day-time.
We are also examining alternative options to supplement the existing supply.
Ian O’Mahony, Irish Water’s Operations Lead for Limerick, said “We understand the inconvenience caused by these disruptions to supply and we would like to assure the community we are working as a matter of priority to resolve them.
Consere where possible
“We are also asking people for their help in safeguarding supplies in the area by conserving water where it’s possible to do so, whilst continuing to follow current health guidelines on handwashing and hygiene. Simple steps like using a watering can in the garden instead of a hose, or taking a shower instead of a bath can help a lot. There are lots more tips on saving water on our Conservation page of our website”
The latest updates on these works will be available on the Supply and Service section. The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call us on 1850 278 278. Customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.