Water restrictions imposed on Offaly community

People are being asked to conserve water

Justin Kelly

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Water restrictions imposed on Offaly community

Water restrictions imposed on Offaly community

Irish Water customers in The Dunkerrin Water Supply Zone are being asked to conserve water "for the foreseeable future" due to increased demand and reducing water levels in the Lisduff Reservoir.

The current dry spell and increased seasonal demand are contributing to the reduced available supply of treated drinking water, according to Irish Water.

In order to avoid widespread water outages Irish Water are carrying out night time water restrictions on the water supply for the foreseeable future.

Restrictions began on Thursday night and will continue nightly from 11pm until 6am the following morning for the foreseeable future.

Irish Water will review the situation on an ongoing basis. During the water restriction periods the majority of homes and businesses will still have a flow of water to their properties however low water pressure may be experienced.

A small number of properties, those located on the extremities of the network or on higher ground may lose water supply during the restrictions.

In an effort to minimise potential interruptions, customers are being asked to conserve water by refraining from watering gardens, washing cars, using power hoses and minimising their use generally. 

"Every small effort to save water will contribute to maintaining supplies and benefit your entire community by reducing the likelihood of water restrictions," Irish Water have said.

To help conserve water, Irish Water asks you to report any leaks you see on the public network and repair any private side leaks in your homes and businesses to help restore water levels in the network. You can report any public side leaks online via our Report a Leak form on www.water.ie or by calling the customer care helpline 24/7 on 1850 278 278.

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