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Water restrictions continue after reservoir levels fall

Local authorities working to reverse damage caused by burst pipes and running taps have imposed restrictions on consumers.

Image: Ariful H Bhuiyan via Creative Commons

WATER SERVICE RESTRICTIONS continue across the country today as councils push to restore reservoir levels.

Water supplies in parts of Dublin, Meath, Westmeath, Galway, Sligo, Clare, Kerry, Cork, Limerick, Kilkenny and Laois are affected by restrictions and shortages.

In Limerick, boil notices issued at Christmas continue to apply to the Abbeyfeale, Kilmallock and Newcastle West water supply schemes, according to Limerick County Council.

Crews are working to repair damaged water mains, and The Irish Times reports that tens of thousands of people face shortages.

Local authority officials speaking to RTÉ’s John Murray this morning said they believe there are a lot of burst pipes which are leaking water, but said that councils were not responsible for repairing pipes at private residences.

They said people running taps to prevent pipes from freezing had contributed to the depletion of reservoir supplies.

Further information from local authorities on water restrictions can be found at the following links: Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council, Meath County Council, Westmeath County CouncilGalway County Council, Sligo County Council, Clare County Council, Cork County Council, Kerry County Council, North Tipperary County Council, South Tipperary County Council, Limerick County Council, Kilkenny County Council.

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