Overnight water restrictions lifted on Inis Oírr

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Galway Daily news overnight water outages

Overnight water restrictions that were in place on the public water supply on Inis Oírr have been lifted by Uisce Éireann this week.

Water restrictions had been in effect on the island each night between 11pm and 7am and were introduced to conserve the low water resources on the island.

Justin Doran of Uisce Éireann said that the restrictions were necessary to ensure a continuous daily water supply was available for residents and businesses for hygiene and other essential purposes.

He said supplies were increased by a significant amount of tankering of water by sea from Rossaveel over the past number of months.

“Thankfully water reserves on the island have recovered and are currently sufficient to ensure a continuous water supply into the winter,” said Mr Doran.

“Uisce Éireann and Galway County Council will continue to monitor and maintain the supply for our customers on Inis Oírr.”

Uisce Éireann thanked residents, businesses and visitors to Inis Oírr for their conservation efforts during the restrictions.