THE public water supply to Rathkeale town and surrounding area will be suspended from 11pm to 7am from this (Tuesday) evening for a number of days to facilitate improvement works.
Irish Water will be carrying out drilling works at Kilcolman Springs with the aim of strengthening the supply and restrictions are required because of excessive demand on water resources in the area during the current weather conditions.
Water tankers will be made available in Rathkeale town and Knockaderry village for the duration of the works.
Irish Water engineer Derek O’Toole said that customers are reminded to use their own containers when taking water from the tanker and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure.
“Irish Water understands the inconvenience the restrictions will cause on the people of Rathkeale, but it is necessary to strengthen the water supply.
“We are aiming to have the works completed on Thursday, but will continue to update the community as the works progress.
“Irish Water is committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.
“Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries,” Mr O’Toole added.