‘Significant disruptions’ to water supply in 8 affected areas


UPDATE 18.15 : Irish Water says the Mid-Galway Water Treatment is back in operation but that some disruptions may continue.

Irish Water and Galway County Council have confirmed that there is a major difficulty at the Mid-Galway Water Treatment plant at the moment.

They say that there are going to be significant disruptions to water supply in all areas served by the scheme, and that the following areas are affected: Abbeyknockmoy, Annagh, Laragh, Athenry (part of) Monivea, Attymon, Kiltullagh, Gurteen, Carrabane.

It comes as Irish Water reiterated their plea to the public to conserve water as consumption levels remain high in the continued warm and dry weather conditions.

“We urgently need your help and support to conserve water at this time,” said Irish Water.

“You can help by turning off your garden sprinklers, not using your hosepipes, not washing your car and taking shorter showers and not baths.

“The demand is so high, particularly during peak times, that we are struggling to get enough water around the system quick enough. If we can all do our bit this will reduce the risk of lower water pressure or no water at all.”

Creggacareen, Inis Oirr, Inis Meain, Kilcarna, Letterfrack, Ballyconnelly and Cill Rónáin remain “Water Restriction Areas”.

UPDATE 18.29pm : Irish Water say the Mid-Galway Water Treatment is back in operation.