Irish Water And Tipperary County Council Advise Essential Night Time Restrictions In Killenaule

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Irish Water and Tipperary County Council advise customers in Killenaule and surrounding areas that essential nighttime restrictions are required to help the Killenaule Reservoir levels recover. There has been a noticeable increase in water usage on the Fethard Regional Scheme due to bursts possibly caused by the recent sub zero temperatures

To help reservoir levels recover and maintain a sufficient water supply to homes and businesses during normal working hours, water supply was restricted from 8pm last night until 7am today. The following locations will experience reduced water pressure or full disruption to their supply: Killenaule town, Ballynonty, Glengoole, Gortnahoe, Knockboy, Kilrush, Ballysloe, Mellison, Bord na Mona factory road and all surrounding areas. Irish Water is appealing to customers to conserve water usage by not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and to postpone using dishwashers and washing machines where possible. Irish water says the cold temperatures impacted older, weakened pipes but also modern pipes that are laid in shallow ground and vulnerable to temperature drops. Customers are advised to check premises for leaks and to know where the stopcock is to be able to turn off the supply in the event of a burst pipe. Any leaks on the public network can be reported to Irish water at 1 800 278 278 or via the website