West Limerick water restrictions likely to remain in place for several more days

Limerick County Council says it is working closely with the Health Service Executive (HSE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restore water services to approximately 1500 households in West Limerick.

Limerick County Council says it is working closely with the Health Service Executive (HSE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restore water services to approximately 1500 households in West Limerick.

The Council says it also is working with two environmental pollution firms to assist the cleanup operation along the River Deel and its tributaries, after a significant volume of oil entered the river earlier last Thursday.

Water restrictions are expected to remain in place for a number of days in Askeaton, Foynes, Shanagolden, Ballysteen, Kilcornan, Creeves, and surrounding areas.

The local authority has established a helpline, while nine tankers providing fresh drinking water are being provided throughout West Limerick.

The helpline facility at 061 496493 willremain open unitl 4.30pm today.

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

“It is still too early to indicate when normal water supply can be restored throughout the affected area. However, the Council is working closely with the regulatory authorities to ensure restoration of normal water supplies as soon as feasible,” said Paul Crowem director of service at Limerick County Council.