Leitrim Council warning that supply in south of county could be disrupted for the next week

Leitrim County Council is warning that customers in the south of the county may experience supply issues for the next week.

The Council is advising people on the South Leitrim Regional Water Supply Scheme that due to very high demand there may be loss of pressure, or supply in the coming days.

Customers in high lying areas will be most affected and may experience disruptions to their water supply while the system fully recharges.

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The area’s mostly impacted are Drumshanbo, Ballinamore, Fenagh, Aughnasheelin, Kesh, Mohill, Cloone, Carrigallen and all Group Water Schemes in these areas.

There may also be a need to further restrict supplies in areas of high usage for a period of time until such time as the Reservoirs have refilled and the Networks recharge.

Currently there is limited water in Drumshanbo, Ballinamore, and Mohill. Supply will return tomorrow morning but only for a short period of time.

It is expected that this will improve as the week progresses.

The Council claims that the current high usage it is experiencing is most likely due to taps being left running in peoples’ homes and on farms and Leitrim Co Co is urging customers to conserve water by turning off taps in properties and farm buildings, not running dishwashers or washing machines where possible and taking showers instead of baths.

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The full statement from the Council is as follows:

“Leitrim County Council working in partnership with Irish Water is advising Customers on the South Leitrim Regional Water Supply Scheme that due to exceptionally high water demand and ongoing Operational issues at the South Leitrim Regional Water Treatment Plant, they may experience loss of pressure and/or water outages for the next week.

Customers in high lying areas will be most affected and may experience disruptions to their water supply while the system fully recharges. The area’s most impacted are Drumshanbo, Ballinamore, Fenagh, Aughnasheelin, Kesh, Mohill, Cloone, Carrigallen and all Group Water Schemes in these areas. There may also be a need to further restrict supplies in areas of high usage for a period of time until such time as the Reservoirs have refilled and the Networks recharge. Currently, there is limited water in Drumshanbo, Ballinamore, and Mohill. Supply will return tomorrow morning but only for a short period of time. It is expected that this will improve as the week progresses.

Customers are advised that restrictions are necessary due to the extremely cold weather conditions, exceptionally high water usage and water treatment plants are struggling to meet water supply demands. Customers are being asked to conserve water to avoid reservoirs emptying and water pressure to homes and businesses being affected.

High water usage is being registered across the county due to, more than likely, taps being left running in peoples’ homes and on farms. Leitrim Co Co is urging customers to conserve water by turning off taps in properties and farm buildings, not running dishwashers or washing machines where possible and taking showers instead of baths.

Leitrim County Council on behalf of Irish Water would like to thank customers in advance for their co-operation in conserving water at this critical time and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”