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Kildare Council increases output level from River Barrow to tackle water shortage

The council has also increased output from the Wellfield supply.

KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL said they are taking a number of measures to minimise the impact of the water shortage on their customers.

Yesterday, Dublin City Council announced that the water shortage will be go on until “at least Thursday”.

The water restriction in place has disrupted the water supply to nearly 1.5 million people.

Kildare region

A statement issued by Dublin City C0uncil apologised for the disruption, which will see lower pressures and a loss of supply across Dublin, as well as parts of Kildare and Wicklow.

Dublin City Council, on behalf of all four Dublin local authorities, said that the problem that has affected the colour of water at the Ballymore Eustace water treatment plant have abated, but that there was not sufficient water in reserve to meet demand.

Kildare County Council said they were taking their own measures in light of the production problems at Dublin City Council main water production plant at Ballymore Eustace for the Greater Dublin Region.

River Barrow

In a statement Kildare County Council stated that the output level from our River Barrow source, supplying areas of mid and south Kildare, has been increased significantly to 20 million litres per day.

They added that they are continuing to maintain the increased output, to areas around Kildare Town and Rathangan, from their Wellfield supply.

They said these actions have already been taken and will continue over the weekend and
reviewed on Monday, 4 November.

Night time restrictions from 8pm to 7am will apply in the following Kildare areas: Naas, Sallins, Sherlockstown, Castlewarden, Johnstown, Caragh, Straffan and Clane.

However, the areas serviced directly from the Wellfields and the River Barrow supply in Athy are not affected by restrictions.

The council stated that areas on high ground, at the end of supply lines, are at greatest risk of experiencing difficulties with their supply.

The concluded by saying that Kildare County Council staff are in continuous contact with their counterparts in Dublin City Council to minimise the impact of the necessary restrictions on the people living in Kildare.

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