Significant improvement in water quality following County Limerick pollution incident

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

LIMERICK County Council says tests carried out on water extracted from the River Deel at Askeaton are signalling a significant improvement in the water quality.

LIMERICK County Council says tests carried out on water extracted from the River Deel at Askeaton are signalling a significant improvement in the water quality.

Water restrictions, which are in place for a fith day, are continuing to affect around 1,500 households in parts of West Limerick after around 2,000 litres of oil entered the river from a commercial property last week.

Limerick County Council has established a helpline, while nine tankers providing fresh drinking water are being provided throughout the affected region.

The helpline facility at 061 496493 will operate until 4.30pm today.

Water tankers are being provided at Askeaton (The Public Swimming Pool, community centre, church carpark, Supervalu Twohigs and the Kingspan Factory); Ballysteen (outside the church); Foynes (Corgrig Housing Estate, public carpark near the children’s playground); Shanagolden (Main St.); Kilcornan (Burial Ground).

Water restrictions remain in place in the Kildimo, Pallaskenry, Foynes and Shanagolden but mains water remains cut off at Creeves, Ballysteen and Kilcornan.

Limited water is now being supplied via the mains in Askeaton for sanitary use (toilets) only.