Irish Water warn of possible discoloration in Limerick City supply

IRISH Water and Limerick City and County Council have advised customers in Limerick City and environs, that preparation works for scheduled reservoir cleaning at Newcastle Reservoir may lead to a discoloration in their water supply, for a period of time.
Works are scheduled for Monday, September 26 and may take up to 48 hours for any discoloration to clear across the network.
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, householders can contact Irish Water’s Customer Care Team 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and it will be investigated. People are advised not to drink discoloured water.
Duane O’Brien, Operational Lead with Irish Water, said: “As part of our maintenance programme, Irish Water and Limerick City and County Council will be progressing works to allow for upcoming scheduled cleaning of the main reservoirs serving Limerick city and environs.
“Whilst this may result in water discoloration for a 48-hour period, it is to facilitate necessary works to ensure 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.”
For further information, visit the supply and service section on The Irish Water customer care helpline is open 24/7 and customers can call 1800 278 278 or contact Irish Water on Twitter @IWCare.