West Limerick water restrictions are eased

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Limerick County Council has resumed distribution of water from its water treatment plant at Shannon Estuary to approximately 1500 households in West Limerick.

Limerick County Council has resumed distribution of water from its water treatment plant at Shannon Estuary to approximately 1500 households in West Limerick.

However, the Council says the water supplied is not to be used for drinking or cooking purposes until “further rigorous testing is completed”.

Water restrictions have been in place in various parts of West Limerick since last week when an estimated 2,000 litres of volume of oil entered the River Deel from a commercial property last week.

Donal Brennan, senior engineer, with Limerick County Council explained: “Intensive independent laboratory testing of water from the treatment plant indicates that the treated water is now suitable to be used for general distribution”.

However Mr Brennan said until further rigorous testing is completed, the water supplied is not to be used for drinking or cooking purposes.” “Customers should note that it will take some time to refill all the pipe network and that they may suffer from reduced pressure from time to time during the filling process,” he added.

Limerick County Council says its helpline facility at 061 496493 will continue to operate until 4.30 pm today.