Limerick City water supply may change colour on Tuesday

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PEOPLE in Limerick City and environs are being advised that essential maintenance testing work between the Clareville Water Treatment Plant and Newcastle Reservoir may lead to a discoloration in their water supply next Tuesday.

There is no risk to public health from the discoloration which may take up to 24 hours to clear and there is no restriction on the continued use of water for all purposes.

Irish Water Operational Lead Duane O’Brien, said the work was being undertaken to determine the location of a large leak on the network.

“Although this may result in water discoloration for a 24 hour period, it will allow us to strengthen the water network and provide a clean and safer water supply for our customers.

“Irish Water understands the inconvenience when a planned outage occurs and thanks customers for their patience while we complete these essential works,” he added.

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Further information is available at the supply and service section of the www.water.ie website.

The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can also phone 1800 278 278 or tweet @IWCare.