Locals asked to conserve water on Inis Oírr to ensure normal daytime supply
Thu, Jun 01, 2023
Uisce Éireann and Galway County Council are reminding customers on Inis Oírr to conserve water as essential overnight water restrictions are being introduced in order to maintain reservoir levels on the island. The restrictions will be in place nightly from 11pm until 7am and started yesterday (Wednesday)
Eoin Hughes, Uisce Eireann’s Asset Operations Lead for Galway is mindful of the impact that these restrictions can have on customers but stresses their importance: “These restrictions are necessary to ensure a continuous daily water supply is available for residents and businesses on Inis Oírr. The timing of these restrictions will mean minimal disruption to customers on the island.
“We are asking customers to be mindful of how they use water. Simple water conservation efforts can have a big impact on reducing demand on the supply. Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and shaving can save up to 6 litres of water per minute. Taking a shower instead of a bath or using a watering can rather than a hose when gardening can also make a big difference in water use. We are also reminding people with responsibility for properties that are currently unoccupied to check for leaks and turn off water where it is not required. There are lots more tips on how to conserve water in your home on our website at https://www.water.ie/conservation/
Reaching fulfilment with the help of horses
It is one of Galway’s best kept secrets, which is surprising given that it is doing sterling work in driving a goal-focused intervention in people with a range of disabilities. ...
What's on in Galway
Get involved in Galway's annual summer musical!
If you're 19yrs old or under, come along to the Connacht Hotel on Saturday June 10 at 11am to enroll in this year's exciting summer musical. Following on from last year's production of The Little Mermaid, this year's musical is Aladdin, and it will ...
Mulkerrins serves up world title handball win
Moycullen's Martin Mulkerrins has created handball history, becoming Galway and Connacht's first World Open Champion. ...
Scoil Íde, seventy years a-growing
On this day 70 years ago, June 1 1953, Scoil Íde opened for the first time. In 1952, the Sisters of Jesus and Mary purchased Allen’s Hotel on Dalysfort Road which had been run by John and Angela Allen. It had at one time been known as ...
Win Two Tickets to Shaskeen at Town Hall Theatre, Galway!
Traditional Irish Music and Song has been at the forefront with Shaskeen for the last fifty-three years, and Shaskeen is now a recognised cornerstone in the Irish Traditional and Folk scene. ...
AtlanTec Festival – itag Digital Women’s Forum hosts dynamic unconference on equity of opportunity
itag’s Digital Women Forum, a leading community-driven forum dedicated to empowering women in the technology industry, successfully hosted an engaging and thought-provoking event on the topic of Equity of Opportunity. The event took place in ...
Discover the opportunities at Bon Secours Hospital Galway open day
Bon Secours Hospital Galway open day in the Cath Lab on December 7 is an opportunity for nurses and cardiac physiologists to explore its department and discuss the employment opportunities with the Cardiology Services Manager, Chief Cardiac ...
Beautiful home for sale in Oranmore with Sherry FitzGerald
Redwoods is a modern, spacious family home with an impressive design and finish. Constructed circa 2005 with a B energy rating, it is set among mature landscaped gardens that provide privacy, outdoor living spaces, and extend to 0.52 acre. It is ...
232 Toyota Hybrid Open Weekend at Tony Burke Motors
Tony Burke Motors is hosting an open weekend to show off its Toyota electric hybrid range. ...