Galway households urged to conserve water amid supply pressure

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Galway Daily news Water restrictions reintroduced in Glenamaddy due to high demand

People in Galway are being urged to conserve water, as many supplies across the city and county have come under pressure in recent days.

The hot and dry weather in recent days has led to a spike in demand for drinking water, while also leaving supply levels dropping.

Tim O’Connor, Irish Water’s Operations Lead for Galway said: “The current extra demand, combined with reduced capacity, is not sustainable across Galway City and County.”

“We are appealing to everyone to be mindful of this and reduce water consumption as much as possible.”

“The households, farms and businesses served by public water supplies across Galway City and County are asked to reduce water usage as much as possible.”

The areas considered to be under the greatest level of pressure at the moment include Monivea, Abbeyknockmoy, Kiltullagh, Carrabane and Gurteen as well as Carna, Kilkieran and Roundstone.

Reservoir levels have also dropped at Farmhill and Glenaveel, Irish Water has said, leading to reduced pressure and water outages in many areas.

People who are on the Mid Galway Water Supply are particularly being urged to conserve water.

“Everyone can contribute and the combination of effort will greatly help our ability to provide a continuous water supply to all,” Tim O’Connor said.

Tips for conserving water can be found at www.water.ie/conservation.