Capacity of Clare’s water treatment plant is to be temporarily reduced until Monday (October 4th).

Work on the construction of a major upgrade to Clare’s largest water treatment plan, New Doolough continues. Irish Water and Clare County Council are working in partnership on the plant which serves the West Clare regional water supply scheme.

Regional Operations Lead for Irish Water, Duane O’Brien outlined that there had been a “slight delay” with the commencement of works. Capacity of the treatment plant will be temporarily reduced until Monday, he confirmed.

“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,” Duane added.

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.

Members of the public in affected areas have been asked to be mindful of how they use water and to conserve when possible while also following HSE guidance on hand washing.

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 and to adhere to social distancing.

  • Quilty – Church
  • Doonbeg – Church
  • 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
  • Kilbaha – Church

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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