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Water supply interruption in Clare over treatment plant works

Irish Water has warned of supply outages to facilitate ongoing upgrade work on Clare’s largest treatment plant following a delay to the project.

There will be interruptions to supply affecting a number of areas as construction continues at the new Doolough Water Treatment plant.

Areas that may be affected include Kilrush, Kilkee, Kilmihil, Doonbeg, Quilty, Carrigaholt, and all surrounding areas, including all group water schemes fed from this supply. As a precautionary measure, Irish Water are providing water tankers at 15 locations that consumers can access if affected.

Outlining the upgrade, Regional Operations Lead for Irish Water, Duane O’Brien explained, “We had a slight delay in the commencement of the works, at a very crucial stage of the project which will mean the capacity of the water treatment plant will be temporarily reduced for another few days – until October 4.

Tankered water remains in place at the following locations to provide an alternative water supply to customers in the event of water outage. Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tanker and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure.

Quilty – Church,;Doonbeg – ChurchC; Cree School; Kilmihil – GAA Pitch; Cooraclare – Church; Kilmurry McMahon – Church; Labasheeda – Church; Knockerra – Church; Kilrush – Church (2 no.); Kilkee – Church (2 no.); Lisdeen – Church; Doonaha – Church; Carrigaholt – Square; Cross – Church and Kilbaha – Church.

“I would again like to remind everyone that any interruptions to their water supply should be of a short duration and Irish Water will work to limit any possible disruptions. We understand the inconvenience caused when works occur and thank customers for their patience while we complete these essential works to safeguard the water supply for customers,” said Mr O’Brien

“We are asking customers in these areas to be mindful of how they use water and to conserve when possible. However, it is important to continue to follow the HSE guidance on hand washing.” Mr O’Brien added.

For further information please visit our supply and service section on our website www.water.ie. The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call us on 1800 278 278 and contact us on Twitter @IWCare.

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