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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/


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