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Water outages continue in Portumna following Storm Ellen

Water is being tankered in for the Portumna area as the wastewater treatment plant is still dealing with power issues following Storm Ellen.

Power was restored to the plant last night after an outage from Storm Ellen, but there were follow on electrical issues once crews restarted the plant.

Currently, all customers in Portumna relying on the plant are without a water supply.

More technical personnel are on site this morning working to resolve these electrical issues and restore water supply.

A water tanker was brought in to the church in Portumna at 9:15am this morning, and additional tankers will be set up during the day, including in Killimor at the Water Tower by 1:30pm this afternoon.

Woodford had power restored last night and water supply has returned to customers there this morning.

Customers are urged to conserve water wherever possible until normal service resumes.

Some water restrictions remain in place in parts of Ballinasloe this weekend as the full supply returns following outages at the treatment plant earlier this week.

Road tankers are being brought in to help speed up the process of refilling Eyrecourt Reservoir.

There may be restricted supply at night to Eyrecourt, Laurencetown, Kiltormer, Cloonlahan, Meelick & Clonfert over the weekend to ensure daytime supply.

Updates to the situation can be found on Irish Water’s Supply and Service website page.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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