Nightly water restrictions remain in place in parts of County Limerick

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Nightly water restrictions remain in place in parts of County Limerick

Water restrictions remain in place in parts of County Limerick

NIGHTLY water restrictions remain in place in County Limerick due to ongoing issues with low water levels. 

Restrictions that remain in place in Ardpatrick and Kilfinane, between 11.30pm until 6:30am, are being monitored and reviewed continuously by Irish Water. 

Water supply will be restored to customers as the network refills, the utility has stated. 

“It can take a number of hours for the water to return fully to customers on higher ground or at the end of the network once the water supply is turned back on.” 

Levels in the Croom Water Supply are currently being monitored and night time restrictions may be required, which could affect supply to Croom, Banogue and the surrounding areas. 

If restrictions are necessary, details will be posted in advance to the Service and Supply Section of the Irish Water website.

In the meantime, Irish Water will continue to top up reservoir levels with tankers of water as required in order to maintain water supplies.

“Irish Water has committed significant resources to addressing issues with the groundwater sources in these areas which have not recovered following the extended drought,” Irish Water’s operation lead for Limerick Ian O’Mahony said. 

“Working with our team of hydrogeologists, we are drilling new boreholes for Ardpatrick, Kilfinane and Croom and are working to bring these into production as a matter of priority.”

“When fully operational, these new boreholes will supplement the existing sources and help provide a more secure and reliable water supply for these areas,” Mr O’Mahoney added. 

“Irish Water would like to thank customers for their patience and understanding as we deal with the impact of drought on our water sources. We would ask customers to continue to make every effort to conserve water,” he added.

For more conservation tips please see www.water.ie/conservation.

Customers can also contact the 24/7 customer care line at 1850 278 278 for additional information.