31 August 2019 Go back to News
Update 10am, 01 September: Kilkerrin Moylough Water Treatment Plant returns to production
Update 10am, 01 September
The Kilkerrin Moylough Water Treatment Plant has this morning returned to production as raw water quality at the spring source has improved sufficiently.
It will take 10-12 hours for all areas of the network to refill so we would ask members of the community to conserve water once it returns to allow all areas to refill as quickly as possible. Chlorine levels may be higher than normal initially but will return to normal in 24 hours.
Supply to parts of Moylough has been maintained however a water tanker will be available at the Community Centre in Kilkerrin from 11am until this evening should members of the community need to fill containers of water.
We would acknowledge the great work of the Galway County Council operations crew in restoring the water treatment plant to supply. Irish Water’s customer support number is available 24/7 on 1850 278 278.
Update 8pm Saturday 31 August: Temporary Water Stations will be set up
Temporary Water Stations will be set up the morning of Sunday 1 September at Kilkerrin Community Centre and Moylough Church if the water supply has not been restored by then.
Update 3pm, Saturday 31 August: Working in partnership with Galway County Council
Irish Water, working in partnership with Galway County Council are working to restore the water supply in the Kilkerrin & Moylough areas. Areas that are supplied by the Slieveroe Water Tower may suffer loss of water supply due to a deterioration in raw water quality as a result of exceptionally heavy rain.
The supply interruption will affect 1,500 people in the Kilkerrin and Moylough areas. Most homes will have some storage in their tanks and it is advisable that water should be conserved during this time. Please avoid using dishwashers or washing machines if at all possible until full supply returns. Irish Water would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused and assure customers that crews are on the ground with every effort being made to resolve the issues as quickly as possible.
Unfortunately, it is unlikely that water supply will be restored before 6pm tomorrow evening. Irish Water’s customer support number is available 24/7 on 1850 278 278.