Galway faces new water restrictions

Residents have been forced to top up their drinking water from tankers after supplies ran low, Galway County Council said today (September 6).


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The county council has apologised for the shortages, which it says have been caused by a ‘decreased supply of water’ to the area from the Tonabrucky Reservoir in Galway City.

People in parts of Barna and higher areas of Moycullen will continue to experience disruptions to supply.

A spokesman said: “The county council is liaising with Galway City Council to solve the situation and wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

“The council will continue to make every effort to restore full supply to all areas and will issue regular updates.”

Until supplies can be fully restored the county council will deploy water tankers at the following locations to provide an emergency supply:

Tonabrucky (Close to reservoir), Killagoola and Barna (near old waterworks at Furrymelia West).

The spokesman added: “Water from tankers should be boiled before consumption as a precautionary measure.”

Luke Walsh

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