Water restrictions reintroduced in Glenamaddy due to high demand

Galway Daily news overnight water outages

People living in the Glenamaddy area are being urged to conserve water as nightly restrictions are being brought in once again.

Nighttime water restrictions will be in place from 10pm to 8am until Wednesday, September 22.

As with any disruption to regular water supplies, it may take 2 – 3 hours after that point until people see their full supply return as the network refills.

People living in Glenamaddy an surrounding areas may experience water outages, low pressure, and discoloured water during this time.

Irish Water has said that these restrictions are necessary due to the ongoing high levels of “domestic, commercial and agricultural demand” on the Glenamaddy Public Water Supply.

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

“We are asking customers on the Glenamaddy Public Water Supply to only use water for essential use,” a statement today reads.

“There are some simple measures that the public can take, including stopping the use of power washers at home; using a watering can rather than a hose in the garden; taking showers over baths; and fixing any dripping taps where it is possible to do so.”

This is the second time in recent weeks that Irish Water has imposed restrictions in the Glenamaddy area to conserve the supply.

At the end of August, nightly restrictions were brought in for the first week of September due to a similar situation.