Tipperary Communities Urged To Be Mindful Of Water Usage During Warm Weather Conditions

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Communities across Tipperary are urged to be mindful of their water usage as increased domestic and commercial demand is being exacerbated by warm weather conditions leading to night time restrictions on two schemes – The Galtee and Fethard Public water supply schemes.

Uisce Eireann is to impose night time restrictions in Rosegreen from 8pm until 8am. During this time, customers in the following areas will experience low pressure and/or outages: Rosegreen, Rathmacarthy, Rathsallagh, Tullamain, Lowesgreen, Stephenstown, Ballyduagh, Rathordan and surrounding areas. It can take two to three hours following low pressure for normal supply to be fully restored to all areas as water refills the network. In addition to restrictions at Rosegreen, customers located at higher elevations of the network in Cashel town will experience reduced pressure and/or intermittent supply. This is due to low reservoir levels as a result of the high demand for water. 

Customers in the Silverfort area will see their water restricted from 10pm until 8am. During this time, customers in Silverfort, Foulkstown, Coleraine, Rathclough, and surrounding areas will experience low pressure and or outages.  Uisce Eireann says continued high demand for water has resulted in significant reduction in water pressure and the complete loss of supply to some customers with restrictions required to manage the supply.

An alternative water supply will be available at Silverfort Cross until supplies have returned to normal. Customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tanker and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure as per HSE advice.

Uisce Eireann can be contacted at 1 800 278 278 and updates will be available on the website water.ie