Ballinasloe residents urged to conserve water

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Irish Water and Galway County Council are urging people in Ballinasloe and the surrounding areas to conserve water.

The council said that Irish Water is seeing a high “domestic, commercial and agricultural demand” for water on the Ballinasloe Regional Water Supply Scheme.

In order to guarantee a stable water, people on the scheme are being asked to restrict water usage to essential purposes only.

“Irish Water and Galway County Council are appealing to residents, farmers, agricultural contractors, businesses and visitors to Ballinasloe town and surrounding areas to conserve water wherever possible to ensure a consistent supply for everyone.”

“We are asking customers to only use water for essential use until further notice,” a statement from the county council said.

The affected area includes the East Galway town, as well as Ballinure, Sheepwalk, Kiltormer, Laurencetown, Redmount Hill, Eyrecourt and Meelick