Discolouration threat to Limerick City water supply

IRISH Water is advising customers in Limerick City that essential repair works between the Clareville Water Treatment Plant and Newcastle Reservoir early next week may lead to a discolouration in their water supply. 

Works are scheduled for Tuesday September 6 and may take up to 24 hours for any discolouration to clear. Consumers are asked not to drink the discoloured water.

Irish Water and Limerick City and County Council recommend running the kitchen tap for a few minutes to see if the water returns to a clear colour. If the water does not run clear, contact Irish Water Customer Care Team 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and it will be investigated.

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

“This will allow us to strengthen the water network and provide a clean and safer water supply for our customers. 

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